March 15th commemorates the 12th anniversary of the Syrian revolution and all the hopes and dreams that came with it. Artistic production has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade and I wanted to take the opportunity to shine a light on recent works of art - paintings, caricatures, murals and sketches - that speak to, and capture the raw emotions Syrians currently experience.
Much of this creative output is influenced by the catastrophic earthquake, but also includes subjects related to the state of detainees, dangerous journeys of refugees and general feeling of abandonment tied to the past decade.
Most of this has been sourced from the indispensable archive at CreativeMemory.org and the links below drive to where you can read more about the art and the artists.
Untitled Caricature by Fares Garabet
"The Scream" According To Richter Scale, Caricature by Saad Hajo
Heartache, painting by Khaled Hajjar
Syria. Between The War And The Earthquake. Caricature by Mohammad Sabaaneh
Untitled caricature by Abdul Muhaymen Badawi
Syrians by Moustafa Jacoub
The Syrian Citizen caricature by Alaa Rustom
The Sufferings Of Pain drawing and etching by Bashar al-Issa
Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep... painting by Samer Tarabishi
Untitled drawing by Suhail Thebian
Untitled painting by Mohannad Orabi
Untitled drawing and etching by Hazem al-Hamwi
I Will Break Your Chains painting by Syham al-Kurdi
Khaled Harrah (RIP) drawing and etching by Marc Nelson
We Dared To Dream painting by Omar Ibrahim
The Syrian Pain painting by Zuhair Hassib
The World Has Failed Us mural by Salam Hamed