About This Artist
Born in Damascus, initially inspired by the confessional elements and sense of freedom that are found in children’s drawings, Mohannad Orabi has first worked in a spontaneous process on his childlike portraits, often self-portraits. This work was painted in the midst of the upheaval in Syria while his work was influenced by displacement, exile and politics. Today Mohannad Orabi lives and works in Dubai. He won the first prize in The Syrian National Young Artists Exhibition in 2006. In 2014, Orabi was listed among Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’.