Exodus / Sultan Al Ramahi

/ About: OCCUPY provides the opportunity for artists to take over thejamjar’s front window for a few months during the year on a rotating basis. The prime location at Alserkal Avenue offers the artist exposure at one of the most important art hubs in the region. Every few months we will put out a callout or invite an artist to ‘occupy’ our window with their art. / About the selected artist and his work For its second round, Sultan Al Ramahi, an Emirati Architect and Fine Arts graduate from Washington State University, has been selected as thejamjar's Occupy artist. Sultan's artwork titled 'Exodus' began as a simple doodle that mushroomed over time. Here Palestine, Where's Waldo, and shadow men from nights of sleep paralysis make appearances in the subject's mind. "Exodus grew more complex and dense over time as I continued to plot random everyday experiences on it", said Ramahi. The illustration reveals creatures taken and inspired by pop cultures, other illustrators, and characters that the artist has been developing over the years.