Video of Iskandar at thejamjar gallery

Courtesy of thejamjar. Video by Eyzell Salinel.

Iskandar, 2017 is a large-scale painting cycle produced at thejamjar gallery that sets the story of Alexander the Great in the contemporary Middle East. Through corresponding geographic locations, archeological sites and events, this work establishes a series of parallels between the historical legend of Iskandar and the unfolding events in the region post 9/11 to the present day- questioning the ideas of empire, occupation and religious fervor compounded by the quest for self-realization and utopian civilization.