Kamal Boullata

Palestine 1942. Lives and works in Berlin.

Boullata recalls sitting for hours on end as a small boy in front of the Dome of the Rock, engrossed in sketching its innumerable and unfathomable geometric patterns and calligraphic engravings. Those patterns he saw as a child still echo endlessly throughout his adult work. "I keep reminding myself that Jerusalem is not behind me, it is constantly ahead of me."

- Kamal Boullata