De huidige kunstenaars
Living in the Netherlands since a couple of months, Raafat works in Studio Yalla. He paints portraits through which he expresses his vision of truth – the most important thing in his art. While working on his portraits Raafat teaches local and refugee kids.
Building a life as an artist is hard. Imaging beiing an artist in a country at war. Painting is like eating to me: I can’t live without. I am so gratefull for Studio Yalla to offer me a space to create.
For me it’s important to interact with other local and international artists. To have a space to go to work is very important. When I am in my own workspace, sometimes I don’t even remember where I am. It’s far away from everything, just me and my little crazy thoughts.