The artist Fahar Al-Salih returns to themes again and again in cycles. There are no simple answers to his questions: What is home? Why do people, in their greed for power, cause others to lose their homes? When does evil win in its quest for power? There can be no clear answer to these questions because they are always interwined from different processes of politics, religion and society.
Basically, the artist’s work are about the relationship of people to the world, about not talking abstractly about people in crisis areas but capturing the people and the complexity.
Humans are creative in their resilience to want to survive, but the traumas form scars. Al-Salih’s works, however, refuse intelligently to express only pain because the human experience – even in those crisis areas – is not only marked by suffering but also by everyday life, in which people seek moments of lightness, where you hear a child’s laughter,where there is not only the desire to survive but also hope and dreams. The artist does not pretend to be the mouthpiece of a society but speaks from his authentic perspective of a person with migration experience.