The Syrian painter Aziz Al-Asmar is still telling the reality with his brush from the heart of the Syrian countryside of Idlib to the world. He has become known for drawing the most prominent global events on the walls of the demolished buildings in his city.
Since the beginning of the aggression against the Gaza Strip on October 7, Aziz Al-Asmar has made all his drawings in solidarity with the Palestinian cause and with the people of Gaza.
The drawings he recently drew on the wall of a school in the city of Idlib show his solidarity with Al Jazeera journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh, who lost members of his family as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
The drawings received great interaction from social media pioneers, and were widely circulated by media outlets, with the word “Malish.” Facebook pioneers considered journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh the only person who “deserves to have his pictures hung in all Arab homes because he is the most honest and honorable of people.”
Others on the X platform commented on the mural, “Syrian Idlib paints Wael Al-Dahdouh in a mural.”
Idlib, Syria, paints Wael Al-Dahdouh in a mural.
Painted by Syrian artists Aziz Al-Asmar and Anis Hamdoun pic.twitter.com/z4jZxISoW0
– Ahmed Al-Shalfi ahmed alshalfi (@alshalfia) January 10, 2024
Wael Al-Dahdouh gave the world lessons in patience and judgment. This is what Aziz Al-Asmar told Al-Jazeera Net when he talked about his latest drawings, which were by his colleague Al-Dahdouh.
The Syrian painter stressed that the person who is responsible for the issue is always patient and tolerant, no matter how severe the affliction is. He also sent a message to the people of Gaza that they are the priority now, and despite what the people of Idlib are going through, the Palestinian issue remains the priority.
It is noteworthy that Aziz Al-Asmar moves every day between the destroyed walls of Idlib, searching for what he needs in order to choose from one of the dilapidated walls a floor for his new painting, before unleashing his brush and colors to embody a story inspired by the events in Syria and the world.
Al-Asmar has an artistic talent in drawing, which he mastered since his childhood without ever receiving training or any academic courses in drawing. Rather, he learned this art by inheritance, as he says, as his father is proficient in writing Arabic calligraphy, and his uncles are professionals in the art of drawing.