September 6, 2020
“My father is a musician, and my sister is an Institute of Fine Arts’ graduate in Halaba. I have been painting since I was a child. I initially drew with pencils on normal notebook pages. 8 years ago, and while I was in secondary school, I painted my first oil painting. My teacher really valued it and was very helpful in my improvements. When I finished my studies in Afrin, I applied for the Institute of Fine Arts, but because Afrin was invaded, I couldn’t finish my studies and we were forced to leave the city and leave my studies.
Despite all that, I didn’t drift away from art and painting. I constantly watched learning videos on YouTube. Now that we are in Qamislo, life is calm again. I have applied for the Institute of Fine Arts in Rojava University. I have participated in 3 drawing exhibitions so far, one in Afrin, one at the Rojava University in Qamislo, and an online exhibition in Egypt. One year ago, a Spanish journalist came here and turned my final moments in Afrin into a short documentary.”