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Art attack: political graffiti from Tammam Azzam

Posted at 3:15 pm, January 4, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Tammam Azzam, 'Freedom Graffiti', 2013 © the artist.

Even if you think street art is a pile of pretentious twaddle, you’ll find that Syrian painter Tammam Azzam has given a whole new meaning to the idea of ‘street art’. The artist, who was forced to flee from Damascus, has been using the war-torn landscape of his home as a canvas for digital art, to highlight both the physical and cultural destruction of Syria. When Tammam photoshopped Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting ‘The Kiss’ onto a bullet-ridden building, the image went viral. He has since created a series of images using the art of Da Vinci, Warhol and Goya, which are being displayed at the Ayyam Gallery until the end of January. Ally Swadling

Find out more about Tammam Azzam’s ‘I, the Syrian’.

Tammam Azzam, We' ll Stay Here, 2012, Archival Print on Cotton Paper, 112 x 112 cm. Edition of 5

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