Rafik Majzoub was born in 1971 in Amman, Jordan, and now works and resides in Beirut. Self taught, Majzoub is a painter and a graphic artist whose fame has largely gone beyond his city of adoption
The raw images and deliberate artless style cut through any façade that may exist, showing the imperfection of life through these direct and frontal portraits. Violent brushstrokes, a limited palette and neutral backgrounds are indicative of his style, and there is an immediacy in the work which reveals what is beneath the veneer.
Kids Of Bombs
A kid's diary from the Middle East ... Now
I do not remember what is silence
How will my dreams be without the sound of bombing?"