Mazen Al Ashkar

Mazen Al Ashkar is a Syrian artist, based in Amsterdam since 2017. He believes that "It is a necessity to re-value our surroundings and essential elements in order to fulfil our existential authenticity and accept the full weight of our freedom in light of the absurd."
Having graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2012, he started his further exploration seeking various approaches and mediums, from painting to photography, digital and video-art. Now he is experimenting with the contemporary conceptual methods.

As part of the project AMARRE, he resides at Moussem in 2019 and presents the exposition The Breadth of 104.5° during Moussem Cities Damascus.