Surface: Beirut 1997/17 years
Apostata Rex (selection)
Identity does not belong to nations, religions or cultures. In a connected world, where information and choices are in a perpetual flow, ‘who we are’ is forever shifting. It is mercurial and unrealistic to define. The search for identity is ultimately leading to the discovery of a universal self: One that is connected, scattered and dissatisfied. ‘Apostata Rex’, painted over a 20 years period in eight Arab cities (Beirut, Damascus, Khobar, Manama, Cairo, Riyadh, Casablanca, Doha) is a reflection of post-identity where self-image is abstract and in a constant flux.