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Ali Omar Ermes: Memories, Diaries, and Coffee!




In this episode, I speak about a few points starting with a lot of memories depicted from some of my early diaries throughout the years. When asked for a description of how I describe my work, it is a combination of fine art practice with literature where the production of those 2 elements bring about art that reads like a book and views like a painting.

I also touch upon just how important the role of coffee is in our daily lives and how it brings people from all walks of life together. Also featuring some beautiful wise sayings later on in the video so make sure you watch until the end!




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Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar
Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar

This artwork shows an unfamiliar way of executing the letter Qaff, which in some ways resembles the old Kufic script. Unusually in the work of Ali Omar Ermes, it has stormy golden strokes around its sides. A comparable painting, similar in style, can be found at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

The texts are poems by Ahmed Shawqi about the very well known resistance Libyan leader Omar Al-Mukhtar who died in 1932. Omar Mukhtar is an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya, just prior to World War II.

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Silah (Connection): Ali Omar Ermes Artwork Promoting the Value of Good Deeds

This artwork conveys a range of bright, powerful colours in yellows, olive greens, and related colours, with a busy lively link between foreground and background. The Arabic word Silah, when translated in English, has a variety of related meanings including connection, linkage, bond, tie, relation, and charity.

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Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Misuse of Nature

This beautiful painting named "Crossfire - Leaf Four" is the fourth of a series of paintings dealing with the theme of environment and man's abuse of nature.

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