Nothing is very constant in Beirut. Certainly not dreams. But despair isn’t constant either. Beirut is a city to be loved and hated a thousand times a day. Every day. It is exhausting, but it is also beautiful.
‘Corona virus hit everyone hard, and the homeless even harder .. Since March 12th, during his walks around the city of Beirut, Maher Attar was struck by the number of discarded gloves and masks he saw on his daily short routes. He immediately decided to document this strange phenomenon. People dispensed of them everywhere and the wind blew them away with plastic waste. He was concerned that the contaminated waste could itself transmit the disease’ ..
The tiled images are used as building blocks for the final superimposed images. The result is a magnificent series of mosaics of masks and gloves based on photos taken by the artist such as portraits and landscapes.
‘Photography is the most influential medium for environmental awareness’, ..
The Beirut-based artist uses his photography as an instrument of environmental awareness. His surreal portraits serve the same purpose. His message reads ‘Despite all, always stay hygienic, stay positive’.
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