Wael Tarabieh

Epic of Gilgamesh, 1996

Al-Ma'mal (The Tile Factory)

Scene of Utnapishtim and the Morality of Gilgamesh, (1996), coloured linocut print on paper. 

Wael Tarabieh is an artist from Majdal Shams in the Occupied Golan. He trained as a printmaker in St Petersburg and is considered by many a father to the current dynamic generation of artists in Majdal Shams.  The series of prints depicts scenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh, which Tarabieh says he was drawn to due to its intertextuality with many other major mythic and religious texts. For example, the demi-god and historic Sumerian king Gilgamesh is considered to have influenced the hero formation of St George. 

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