Syrian painter Amani Al-Ali is preparing to showcase paintings about the Syrian revolution in an exhibition the British city of Manchester starting on February 13th
The “Syrian Apple” exhibition will feature 30 paintings about the Syrian revolution. It will be sponsored by Rethink Rebuild Society, a Manchester-based non-profit organization. The paintings will be stamped with a green apple as a symbol “reflecting its impact on the people and what it did to them regardless of their age groups and races,” Al-Ali said.
Amani told Hurriya Press website that she wanted to hold her first exhibition in Idlib city, but said this was not possible due to the unstable situation in those areas.
Al-Ali noted that she would exhibit most of her paintings which were characterized by a single color and that she will be seeking to not repeat herself by keeping a record of the ideas and themes she works on.
Al-Ali held her first joint exhibition along with other painters in the Netherlands in 2018. Starting out on her career in comics, her passion for painting developed from a hobby to a career through continuous training and self-development.
Last year, three paintings by Al-Ali were featured in a cartoon exhibition embodying the Syrian revolution in the town of Sarqib in Idlib as part of the “Syria through Idlib Eye” campaign. Syrian artists from different Syrian governorates and in the diaspora participated in the exhibition.
Al-Ali studied computer engineering but was adamant to turn her hobby into a career. Working as an arts teacher at first, her first cartoon appeared in the Suryatuna newspaper in 2017 depicting a number of personalities. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)