Abdul Rahman Katanani is a Palestinian artist born in 1983 and has lived all his life as a refugee in the Shatila and Sabra camp in Lebanon. His artistic talents forcefully emerged in his early childhood years when he started to paint rigorously using the painful realities of the refugees’ everyday living in the camp as his subject matter.
Hence, his artistic works intensely depicts the tragedy of his people, the Palestinian refugees. His works are considered by many as a realistic and vivid portrayal of the hardships, endurance, and persistent spirit of resistance that are the main characteristics of life in the Palestinian refugee camps.
Accordingly, his artistic works reflect the often-contradictory feelings of suffering and endurance, hopelessness and hopefulness, and pain and happiness, along with nostalgia for a beloved homeland. What sets Katanani’s works apart is that in his portrayal of his and his peoples’ feelings as refugees, he utilizes the camp’s structural materials of tin and cardboard, old clothes, old utensils, and so forth as his art materials. Katanani’s work represents dramatic and deeply felt compassion that is motivated by heartfelt experiences and aspirations.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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