Not unlike Rorschach ink images, that which the viewer first perceives here can vary greatly, perhaps revealing as much about the onlooker as about the artist. In ‘The Life’, surrounding a central, surreal luminous moon rise over the water, a lone boater hauls up—or perhaps lowers—a human body with a fishing line. Is he a saviour or a murderer? Is the body in the water alive or dead? Is this a victim of suicide or drowning? Perhaps they are none of these things; the image raises a plethora of questions. The crisp, digital print in chilly indigo shades gives a cross-section view into the water’s depths where an ambiguous shipwreck lurks in the shadowy depths. The letters drifting nearby obliquely mirror the floating bottle on the surface. Messages have been sent, but have they been received?
Hesham Marwan is a Syrian artist and director, focused on films and TV. He views art as a methodology in which violence, controversy and differences can be challenged and provoked.
Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.
The current artworks' size is:
42x32" / 106.7x81.3cm
Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.
The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.
Substrate Weight: 400gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Paper Type: Fine Art Canvas
Glaze: Gloss Varnish
Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar
Shipped assembled & ready to hang.
Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.
In order to understand why the shipping time may seem long, let us explain our process.
We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.
For more information on our printing process, read our Quality page.
We offer a 110% guarantee on all our artworks. If you are not satisfied with your purchased artwork, we will refund you the full amount and pay for the return shipping then give you 10% of the purchase amount extra.
That is how confident we are with the quality of our products. For more information, see our Guarantee pledge.