To say I document the war, I don’t like it. But it’s obvious it’s happened. Today I cannot draw just flowers, beautiful women, life, without to pass through war, fighting, generals, and stuff like this. It’s affected me strongly. Mentally. Emotionally. Whatever.
– Omar Ibrahim

For Omar Ibrahim, art is an extension of existence and self. As a Syrian, he cannot escape the imprint of the ongoing Syrian war upon his life, his family, and his mind … and, therefore, ultimately on his art. It is a reality he reluctantly embraces, while at the same time bravely seeks to change through his artwork and life.

(Produced by Scott Lashinsky)