Damascus, SANA- Caricaturist Raed Khalil won the Special Prize at the First International Nicolas Competition, which was held in Pogradec, Albania, with the participation of 50 countries from around the world.
Khalil’s painting, which won the competition, entitled “The Balkan Smile”, depicts the prevailing pattern of international relations and how the countries of the world deal with each other in the context of negotiations, in a bitter ironic and critical style.
He told SANA that “the award is the fruit of long hard working, like all other prizes that mean a lot to me as a Syrian artist within an international competition that included many caricatures from several countries,” pointing out that his painting falls within the scope of his artistic project aimed at highlighting social, humanitarian and national issues positive and negativity aspects in life and society in the world.
Artist Khalil was born in 1973 and he is a cartoonist who work for al-Baath newspaper and the Syrian Arab TV. He participated in many international exhibitions and won many awards and certificates of appreciation.
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