Part 2 || Ragheed The Artisit
Ragheed, an artist with a keen sense of emotion, has honed his skills across a range of visual arts. Some concepts materialize in his imagination, enriching his life and becoming more significant with time. This evolution into a committed practice reveals his independent way of expressing himself.
Ragheed cultivated a passion for drawing from a young age, transforming it into an integral part of his life. His vivid imagination and emotional depth allow him to produce various kinds of artwork, spanning pen, watercolor, and oil mediums. His artistic range extends to working with wool and engaging in diverse sculptural arts, even utilizing leftover bread as a medium while incarcerated.
During his nearly 38-year imprisonment, Ragheed found solace and companionship in his art. He used his creative flair to craft expressive pieces that could stand alongside the works of established artists. His artistry evolved to include wool work and intricate sculpting, further enriched by the materials available to him in prison, such as leftover bread.
Facing a ban on drawing during his time in Tadmur (Palmyra) Prison in 1997, Ragheed’s artistic pursuits were temporarily stifled. However, when the prison officials needed an artist, Ragheed was chosen, reigniting his passion for art.
Ragheed’s deep-rooted love for drawing has not only enriched his artistic repertoire but also fueled his desire to explore other creative avenues like sculpture and wool crafting, each as valuable as the other.