Syrian Artist Depicts Trump And Other World Leaders As Refugees In Harrowing Portraits

Syrian Artist Depicts Trump And Other World Leaders As Refugees In Harrowing Portraits

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You've never seen the world's leaders quite like this.

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Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has re-imagined the likes of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, and Kim Jong-Un, among others, in a series of portraits depicting the leaders as refugees.

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In a video by CNN, Omari says that he was initially driven to do the paintings by his "own experience of displacement," and the "anger" that he felt, "like any other Syrian, while the situation in Syria escalated."

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But Omari says that his aim "shifted from an expression of anger that I had, to a more vivid desire to disarm my figures, to disarm the characters, and to picture them outside of their positions of power."

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