“He once said to me, ‘I paint souls.’ Marwan’s faces became landscapes, worlds that we could enter and let ourselves be free to dream within.”
— Omer Kholeif
How does one find their way home when one can never return to the place their heart belongs? Uprooted from his native Syria, Marwan Kassab-Bachi forged a destiny in Berlin. His artwork grasps for stability amidst a foreign home. The world Marwan left collides with the reality he resides in through gripping surrealist faces that attempt to illuminate a past that refuses to give deference to the present.