Rashwan Abdelbaki graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Damascus University, Syria in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in printmaking techniques. His paintings have been shown in Syria, Lebanon, the UK and the US. One Eye Open: Paintings by Rashwan Abdelbaki is currently on view at George Mason University, School Art in Fairfax, Virginia. Recent solo shows include Little Syria at the Metropolitan College of New York, Light Up The Darkness at Dar Al Mussawir in Beirut, Lebanon, and A Moment at Al Hamra Theatre in Damascus, Syria. Abdelbaki is an IIE Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at AARome and ArteEast currently participating in the EFA Studio Program.
The Fear inside all of us makes us always awake .. we want to close our eyes and sleep in Peace ...
But in this crazy and complex world, at least we need to open one eye ..
to know what is happening around us .. to be ready for anything new ..
Striped .. like prisoners in our beliefs and our religions ..
To the defense of our humanity .. our existence
Lights up the darkness ...