KABUL: Ignoring discrimination and inspiring tolerance through paintings of people from different races but with the same colors on their faces and hairs by an Afghan artist took the attention of a vast majority of people.
Habib Olumi, a renowned Afghan artist, uses his artistic skill to encourage tolerance among people and societies. He began studying art in the United States, and his paintings and are now accessible in different sites and halls in Kabul and beyond, Tolonews reported.
According to Olumi’s interpretation, all humans are equal, and discrimination in any type is wrong, whether it is in Afghanistan or other countries.
Variation and style are the primary elements that make his artworks stand out from others in Kabul. In addition to that, the profound message that he conveys through his paintings “ignoring discrimination and encouraging tolerance” adds extra value to his work.
Using the same color on the faces of people in his painting is a creative strategy. “People love the paintings because they can imagine their friends in one of those faces,” he said.
Meanwhile, he makes excellent sculptures and can portray the beauties of Afghanistan on the walls. Painting the Buddhas of Bamiyan on a wall in a restaurant in Kabul is a clear example. He also has his painting collection in Bukhara Restaurant and other places across Kabul.(Khaama Press)