Times of Youth: For those who don’t know about you and your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Muslim Badarin: My name is Muslim Badarin, 26 years old artist from Palestine. I am a painter and Graphics designer. I have bachelors degree in computer science. I belong to the realism and surrealism painting style. I draw almost daily. In general I am interested in social issues, freedom, humanity, animals, and politics. In the past year, most of my works focused on realistic drawing of people’s faces, but recently I began to focus more on the surrealism. I began to draw my thoughts directly, easy and specific.
Times of Youth: How would you describe your work to someone who has never known about it?
Muslim Badarin: My work expresses a particular case by surrealist painting, a simple example: When you say “my heart broken”, I express by drawing a heart containing fractions. It’s like metaphorical translation of particular case.
About realistic drawing, the subject here is direct,l. I draw what I see, and you can like the result or not, but there is something else it’s the technical of painting.
Times of Youth: What sparked your initial interest in arts?
Muslim Badarin: In first place, the human rights, then came animals, debate without borders, and the freedom of difference.
Times of Youth: At what age did you start doing all this work? Has your family always been supportive of this choice of career?
Muslim Badarin: I Began at the age of 24, late age, after graduating from university. My family was opposed to my hobby and prevented me from studying arts at the university.
Times of Youth: Which of your projects are you most proud of and why?
Muslim Badarin: My surrealistic drawings like (Mom and I, thought and action, …), because they reflect my own ideas, applied in direct and simple manner, and there is integration between drawings and ideas. Also some of my realism art like (today and yesterday and many Portrait) which contains a high-tech use.
Times of Youth: Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
Muslim Badarin: I see myself as a journalist, I do express their political and social situation by art.
Times of Youth: What is one question nobody has ever asked you— that you wish they asked you?
Muslim Badarin: There is no specific question, but the debate about the subject of religions is limited. I need renewed debate.
Times of Youth: Any message to your fans or followers via TIMES OF YOUTH?
Muslim Badarin: When I make my work, I think of you as individuals not as a group or sheer number. I love you and I want you to take your rights and give others their rights.
Times of Youth: Do tell us how can fans can contact you to share their appreciation/feedback/suggestions.
Muslim Badarin: Contact me on my Facebook page- Art by Muslim Badarin