Damascus, SANA – The Syrian creative artist, Muwaffaq Makhoul, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s largest mural made of recycled materials, has been selected along 11 other artists to be honored as part of Ministry of Culture’s clelbrations marking its founding anniversary.
Makhoul is known for his impressive contribution to the art scene and his artworks reveal high level of creativity and innovation in terms of theme and techniques.
He founded “the rhythm of life” team which includes a group of plastic artists and worked together to create fantastic wall-murals decorating the streets at different neighborhoods of Damascus city with the aim of bringing joy to everyone and stressing the Syrian people’s strong will and determination to move on.
In his wall-murals, Makhoul addressed people of different cultural backgrounds and attempted to establish a close and special relationship between man and the street.
The 7-year terrorist war against Syria motivated Makhoul to go to the streets with his team, spread peace and beauty, and fight the obscurantist mentality on their own way.
The team made several murals on the walls of Damascus schools such as Dar al-Salam, Bassam Hamsho, Nahla Zeidan and the primary education school complex in Rukn Eddin, in addition to carving two deadwood trees dating back to more than a century at al-Manshiyeh Park under the title “Love, memory and a tree”.
In a statement to SANA, Makhoul expressed happiness over this recognition which indicates the Ministry’s respect for creativity and its keenness on honoring talents.
Artist Muwaffaq Makhoul was born in Damascus in 1958. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Makhoul participated in several solo and collective art exhibitions.