Bahram Hajou, grand prix Matisse de l'UMAM, exposé au Petit Palais
Translated from French:
The 2014 Matisse Prize of the UMAM (Mediterranean Union of Modern Art) was awarded to a Syrian artist. Bahram Hajou paints characters with their eyes fixed toward the viewer into a world of lightness so great, that it is almost transparent; a parallel world "as emanating from the limbo of a kneaded consciousness of brotherhood" (Ludovic Duhamel).
This vision of a human world is one with without aggression. This hopeful world is a real message of peace from an artist originating from a country at war.