Syrian Artist Paints World Leaders As Refugees – Design You Trust

Syrian Artist Paints World Leaders As Refugees

With The Vulnerability Series, artist and Syrian refugee Abdalla Al Omari turns the world’s leaders into refugees, from Vladimir Putin to Barack Obama via Donald Trump, François Hollande or Nicolas Sarkozy. Through this powerful series, Abdalla Al Omari pays tribute to all those, unjustly called migrants, who like him had to flee their country, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Eritrea, abandoning everything in front of the horrors of war.

“Although I knew little about the internal world of those leaders, the countless, intimate hours I spent with them have taught me more than I could imagine. Just as easily as everything worth defending can become defenseless, moments of absolute powerlessness can give you superpowers” – Abdalla Al Omari describing his artwork ‘The Queue’.

More info: Abdalla Al Omari, Instagram (h/t: ufunk)

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Wonderful Images That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity In 2016
Artist Creates Minimalist Masterpieces Out Of Food, Then Eats Them
This Artist Illustrates Dishes That Will Probably Make You Hungry
Looney Tunes without Looney Tunes: Existential, Surreal, and Creepy Backgrounds
Classical Paintings are Beautifully Reproduced on this Artist's Cake Icing Patterns
This Artist Paints In A Hyperrealistic Style And Some Of Her Works Look Like Photos, While Others Look Like Dreams
Tattooing Freckles On Your Face Is The New Beauty Craze, And They Look Surprisingly Beautiful
Brilliant Illustrations of the Beautiful Girls by Eric Hibbeler
150th Anniversary Edition Of “Alice in Wonderland” Features Rare 1969 Salvador Dalí Illustrations
Art for Ukraine: A Place for Ukrainian Artists and Artists Supporting Ukraine
Men Behaving Badly On Saucy Vintage Postcards
“Modern Renaissance”: Classic Paintings Recreated With Modern Celebrities
Stunning 3D Art Piece in Medellin
Psychedelic Smoothie – Food Artist Rachel Lorton Imagines Ultra-Colorful Vegan Creations, And They Are Pretty Amazing!
Street Artist Unveiled A Giant Artwork On The Roof Of An Abandoned Radio Station
Detroit Then And Now: An Artist Combined Historic Pictures Of Detroit With Modern Photographs
Stunning Oil Paintings Of NYC Subway Riders Reading Magazines... And All The Males Are Animals!
Harry Potter Fans Created A Fitting Tribute To Alan Rickman On Platform 9 3/4
Artist Nick Gentry Makes Stunning Portraits Out Of Oldskool Floppy Disks
Let's Enter A New World: Photography Masterpieces Of Vitas Luckus
Illustrator Jeremy Nguyen Makes Humorous Freelancer Achievement Badges – Try To Collect Them All
Comic Artist Imagines What Classic Movies Would Be Like If Everyone Had Smartphones
Hilarious Drawings Of Celebrities Slapping Trump
Son Studying Abroad Sends Mom Cutout Of Himself, Regrets His Decision Immediately