In Memory of Patriarchy

This series of oil paintings and drawings take the ridiculing of toxic masculinity very seriously, it examines the greed of patriarchal figures and their need to devour and demands both the political/public space, and the private one.

The work disrupts this rule and subverts it, turning patriarchy into a monstrous object worthy of ridicule. 

Their grotesqueness is accentuated to the borderline absurd to trigger discomfort to the point of laughter.

Hanger - Diptych -

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 96 x 60 in

2019

After “La Dance” 

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 72 x 48 in

2019

Cirque

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 48 x 60 in

2019

Poke n pinch - Triptych - 

Oil on canvas

Various sizes

2019

In Syria, the personal status law dictates that a family that has one male son is exempt from the obligatory military service, even if he has female siblings. By doing so, the law cancels the woman, rendering her useless and meaningless. Here in the painting, the only child is being put in the position of the “holy figure” to be served and loved unconditionally.  

Only child

Oil on canvas

Dimension: 48 x 36 in

2019