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Yellow Hoodie

3 March – 9 June 2023

Featuring works by:

Hayyan Monawar

Hayyan Monawar started working on the paintings for this exhibition in 2020. His main subject is a child dressed in a simple garment – a Yellow Hoodie. Throughout this series of paintings and drawings, Monawar uses repetition to convey the profound trauma experienced under the settler-colonial regime in occupied Palestine. The child in the Yellow Hoodie becomes a symbol representing the immense loss resulting from the ongoing conflict. To contrast the distressing theme, Monawar places his chosen elements against a backdrop of a clear blue sky with white clouds. This sky symbolizes purity and serenity, even as the figure of the child is removed and reimagined.

About the artist:
Hayyan Monawar (Born 1982 in Qatar) graduated from the University of Damascus, with a degree in oil painting in 2004. Between 1999 and 2004 during his studies he worked extensively on mixed media and collage paintings under the mentorship of artists Buthayna Ali and Safwan Dahoul, whose teachings influenced areas of his abstraction and scale experimentation. In 1999 Monawar participated in workshops at the Adham Ismail Center for Fine Arts in Syria. Since his return to Doha in 2004, Monawar has been working in digital graphic arts and realist paintings. Local exhibitions that he participated in includes a solo show titled Hayyan Monawar: Wall (2018) at Katara Cultural Village Doha, and a group show We Will Not Leave, part of the ninth Ajyal Film Festival, at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb Doha.

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 1
Graphite and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm each
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 2
Charcoal on paper
25 x 25 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 3
Graphite and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm each
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 4
Graphite and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm each
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 5
Mixed media on paper
42 x 60 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 6
Mixed media on paper
42 x 60 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 7
Mixed media on paper
64 x 48 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 8
Mixed media on paper
78 x 58 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 9
Gel ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 10
Gel ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 11
Gel ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 12
Gel ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 13
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 cm
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 14
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 cm
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 15
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 cm
2020

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 17
Pastel on paper
80 x 115 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 18
Pastel on paper
42 x 60 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 19
Mixed media on paper
32 x 42 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 20
Mixed media on paper
32 x 42 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 21
Mixed media on paper
32 x 42 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 23
Watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.8 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 26
Watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.8 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 27
Watercolor on paper
10.5 x 14.8 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 28
Mixed media on paper
25 x 25 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 30
Mixed media on paper
42 x 32 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 31
Charcoal on paper
25 x 25 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 32
Pastel on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 34
Oil and charcoal on wood
41 x 51 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 35
Oil and charcoal on wood
41 x 51 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 36
Oil and charcoal on wood
41 x 51 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 37
Oil and charcoal on wood
41 x 51 cm
2023

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 38
Oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 39
Oil on canvas
100 x 120 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 41
Oil on canvas
150 x 200 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 41
Oil on canvas
150 x 200 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 42
Oil on canvas
100 x 150 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 43
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 44
Oil on canvas
70 x 140 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 45
Oil on canvas
70 x 140 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 47
Oil on canvas
70 x 140 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 48
Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 49
Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2021

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 50
Oil on canvas
120 x 200 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 51
Oil on canvas
90 x 70 cm
2022

Hayyan Monawar
Yellow Hoodie 52
Oil on canvas
190 x 90 cm
2023