Mohammad Abu Sall lives and teaches art to children in Breij refugee camp, Gaza. These small paintings depict the arrival of a tank in his neighborhood. His compositions are intimate, and his use of sequences of related imagery is cinematic. Though he is expressive with his brushwork, Abu Sall is a naturalist. The majority of his paintings feature landscapes. These are no exception. Tank divisions and assault helicopters regularly make incursions into his neighborhood, destroying homes, property, agriculture, and human life.
Mohammad Abu Sall
Born 1976 in Gaza
Education. Studied at the Islamic University/Gaza
Lives in La Breijj refugee camp, Gaza.
Mohammad Abu Sall, “A Strange Body”, acrylic on paper, 5- 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, 2002