La, Kalla, Wa Lan – This is a trio.
Recalls samples of poetry which rejects domination by big powers as much as it rejects acts of terrorism by individuals, states or invading armies as much as it condemns corruption, environmental and cultural abuses.
Lines of poetry expressing in general or some in specific terms that we are all in this together. Humanity would not be able to run away from itself, and if all want to live in peace and harmony, we need to face the facts and the people and systems that are behind all this injustice in the world. We need to be honest and reject hypocrisy and double standards and say to everyone: implement justice in the world, this way you gain peace on earth and with it honour and satisfaction.
Original name (Arabic): ولن
Original production date: 2003
Artwork Size: 152cm x 122cm
Materials: Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: Private Collector
This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.
It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.