Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Miled Issa shines in an Emoji piece

Artwork by Miled Issa
And on some days beauty lands in your lap! Miled Issa (full disclosure Miled is a friend, collaborator ad behind the Bil Amaliyeh blog) shared this image of a beach in Dubai after swimming, added three "swimming" emoji to it and little did he know he created an art masterpiece so reminiscent of the emotional awkwardness of an Alex Katz or the melancholy of an Edward Hopper. I find the work deeply moving for it illustrates the notion of being alone without the sadness stigma attached to it. And of course, with its digital insertions it speaks to today's generations in a language they can understand.