Bassam Al-Sabah



Wandering, Wandering With a Sun on my Back

Illusions of Love Dyed by Sunset

Fenced Within the Silent Cold Walls

The dust carried me into the watchful summer

Swords don’t exist in nature

Soon after came the drums

Faces in the crowd












Family photographs of children are set in resin, with another layer of imagery hovering on top, also embedded within the resin. The work deals with the juxtaposition of these innocent photographs against the violent imagery and text from children’s broadcasting.

20 oil paintings on panel in clear resin, 2016