As some of you already know, this blog is more like a community where artists can express themselves and everyone can get to know new art every week.
The “ARTIST OF THE WEEK” is TONY SEKER.
Tony is an artist from New York but first of all I have to say he is extremely kind in a way that almost surprised me. He believed in our project so he decided to share with us his story in a beautiful and meaningful mail.
When we experience trauma, sometimes words alone can fail to lift us from our malaise.
Fleeing my home, life and friends as a youngster, during the Lebanese Civil War, was precisely that pivotal moment in my humanistic consciousness and my artistic expression.Whereas I spent hours (pre-war) painting plastic model airplanes in camouflage, I expressed my losses but also my survivor’s spirit as a refugee, by replacing the combat colors (tan/green/brown) with the opposite (red, black, pink & so on).
Ultimately I want humanity to embrace those special things that we have in common rather than being swayed by those telling us how different we are.