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A selection of sold paintings

Drama under en röd himmel. Akryl på canvas 100x150.
Drama under a red sky. Acrylic on canvas 100x150.
Photo: The artist

 

Melting toy under a yellow sky. Acrylic on canvas 80x120.
Melting toy under a yellow sky. Acrylic on canvas 80x120.
Photo: The artist

 

The duck. Acrylic on canvas, 100x150.
The duck. Acrylic on canvas, 100x150.
Photo: The artist

 

Death dance. Acrylic on canvas, 150x100.
Death dance. Acrylic on canvas, 150x100.
Photo: The artist

 

Syria. Mixed media on canvas 120x100.
Syria. Mixed media on canvas 120x100. Närbild.) Syria. Mixed media on canvas 120x100. Närbild.)
Syria. Mixed media on canvas 120x100
Photo: Dani Kormazean
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SYRIA

How can one begin to understand the war in Syria? Wherein lies its absolute necessity? And tell me, what will ever outweigh all the suffering that the war has caused?

I cannot give an answer to these questions. Nonetheless, I don’t want to understand what is impossible to understand. That is what is recurrent throughout our history: The war with ragged bodies and infinite pain.

The ambition is to make understandable that there is evil in art. Examples are Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, Fredrik Reuterswärds Non Violence and Martha Roslers PHOTO OP.

This abstract painting is my attempt to portray the anger and sadness that I feel concerning the butchering in Syria. A butchering that always happens in the service of the supposedly good. In other words: One ought to always be suspicious – on one’s guard – against those that claim that they represent “the good”.

Melker Garay

November 2016

 

 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120
Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120
Photo: Eva Lindblad

 

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150
Acrylic on canvas 100 x 15
Photo: Eva Lindblad
Video art » by Jonas Niklasson

 

La décoration suspecte. Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150
La décoration suspecte. Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150
Photo: Eva Lindblad
Video art » by Jonas Niklasson

 

The parrot. Acrylic on canvas 150 x 100
The parrot. Acrylic on canvas 150 x 100
Photo: Dani Kormazean