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Embrace by Reda Alyasari
Posters for Gaza: Embrace (2023) by Reda Alyasari
42 x 30 cm
FineArt archival paper, 230 gsm
- $30 flat fee for local delivery within Dubai (3-5 days)
- $95 flat fee for international shipping (7-10 days)
- Ships unframed
Proceeds from the online poster sale will provide much-needed medical aid to affected children in Gaza, through The Palestine Red Crescent Society.
The project launched by Zawyeh Gallery, ‘Posters for Gaza’ aims to shed light on the ethnic cleansing and horrific massacres inflicted on the Gaza Strip demanding cease fire and the recognition of Palestinian rights to live freely on their land with dignity.
Representing a long tradition in Palestinian history, political posters were produced extensively in the seventies and the eighties by the Palestinian Liberation Organization with the contribution of Palestinian, Arab, and international artists. Posters played a crucial role then in supporting the justice of the Palestinian cause and promoting it globally, guided by freedom, dignity, resilience, and the ongoing aspiration for independence, sought by Palestinians.
Born in 1987 in Baghdad, Reda Alyasari is an Iraqi illustrator, calligrapher, and visual artist currently living in Finland. He discovered his passion for art in childhood but didn’t have the chance to attend a Fine Arts college. Instead, he focused on art practice, refining his skills as he developed a curiosity for new techniques.
In 2016, Alyasari organized his first exhibition in Finland at the Taideruukki Gallery, followed by several solo and group shows. He participated in group exhibitions in Kouvola and Helsinki in Finland, in addition to a collective exhibition in Kingston (London) that featured a group of Iraqi and Arab artists from around the world.
Al-Yasari is devoted to portraying the Arab identity with a unique touch. He creates art that reflects diversity by combining Arabic calligraphy with Western influences, resulting in a style rich in details. Human figures and traditional Arabic calligraphy are central to his art. He uses vibrant colors in his illustrations to tell multi-layered stories based on complex relations between female and male figures.
Al-Yasari has also been actively involved in humanitarian work. He volunteered with the Red Cross and Saaga Culture, contributing to their efforts to support refugees.