Sarah Boyce writes:
‘Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution’ is a project on the life and works of Libyan artist and satirist Hasan ‘Alsatoor’ Dhaimish (1955-2016). His son Sherif, has organised a London exhibition of his father’s works, as well as a book ( A Libyan Artist In Exile by Sherif Dhaimish) and an online archive – 6,000 cartoons and counting – alsatoor.com
Born in Benghazi, Libya, Hasan came to the UK as a 19 year old in 1975 and spent his life in exile in Burnley, Lancashire, where he started publishing cartoons.
He was a prolific, influential and popular satirist driven for four decades by his desire to see a Libya free of Gadaffi. But his artistic inspiration led him to paint portraits of blues and jazz artists he loved, abstract and African scenes and Libya, expressions of a life in exile.
The exhibition runs from 17th-30th August at Hoxton 253, 253 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG