This is a paintings from the series Cain. I am working on this series since 2017. The paintings are based on photographs i took during my stay in Syria in the times of the civil war.
All men depicted in these paintings were freshly becoming soldiers at that time. Ranging from seriouse fighters to rather unwilling ones. I asked many of the people I met wether they would allow me to protrait them with my camera, a question that irritated some of them, whereby most of the them took a very impressive pose infront of the lens without hesitation.