Syrian Kiss goes Viral

Syrian Kiss Goes Viral

a new work by Tammam Azzam

A new photographic work created by Ayyam Gallery artist Tammam Azzam has captured the imaginations of the world, going viral and being shared across social media as a symbol of the power of love and human spirit in times of war.

The Syrian artist has superimposed Gustav Klimt’s iconic work, The Kiss (1907 - 1908), over the walls of a war-torn building in his native country in a powerful juxtaposition of beauty and devastation. The image has been ‘liked’ by over 20,000 people and shared 14,000 times in only 5 hours.

The new work follows on from Azzam’s recent series Syrian Museum, which was exhibited at Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai, 2 months ago, Dec 2012. Azzam merges instantly recognisable masterpieces into images from Syria’s war zones, working in various digital mediums to address the ongoing political and social upheaval in Syria, and the cycles of violence and destruction tearing his country apart.

Born in Damascus in 1980, Tammam Azzam lives and works in Dubai. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai (2012, 2009); Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai (2011); Ayyam Gallery Beirut (2010); Ayyam Gallery Damascus (2010).

http://www.ayyamgallery.com

Syrian Kiss goes Viral by artist Tammam Azzam
Syrian Kiss goes Viral by artist Tammam Azzam
TA53 Tammam AZZAM ‘Laundry Series’ 180 X 180 cm. Mixed Media,Cloths and Cloth Pegs on Canvas 2008
TA53 Tammam AZZAM ‘Laundry Series’ 180 X 180 cm. Mixed Media,Cloths and Cloth Pegs on Canvas 2008
TAP75 Tammam Azzam "Syrian Museum Paul Gauguins Tahitian Women On the Beach" 45x40 cm Archival Print on Canvas 2012
TAP75 Tammam Azzam "Syrian Museum Paul Gauguins Tahitian Women On the Beach" 45x40 cm Archival Print on Canvas 2012
TAP17 Tammam Azzam "We' ll Stay Here" 112x112 cm Archival Print on Cotton Paper 2012 Edition of 5
TAP17 Tammam Azzam "We' ll Stay Here" 112x112 cm Archival Print on Cotton Paper 2012 Edition of 5
TAP24 Tammam Azzam "Syrian Spring" 112x112 cm Archival Print on Cotton Paper Edition of 5
TAP24 Tammam Azzam "Syrian Spring" 112x112 cm Archival Print on Cotton Paper Edition of 5
TAP66 Tammam Azzam 'Syrian Museum - Mona Lisa' 100 X 130 cm. Archival Print on Canvas 2012
TAP66 Tammam Azzam 'Syrian Museum - Mona Lisa' 100 X 130 cm. Archival Print on Canvas 2012



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