I Ripped the Key from Around My Neck by Khaled Matar

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Khaled Matar

I Ripped the Key from Around My Neck


40 × 30 cm | 15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in

Chalk and charcoal on toned paper

  • Third Place ($500 Cash Award) / Da Vinci Initiative Category

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Taught by: Vasile Marian

Studied at: Colegiul National de arte ”Octav Bancila” Iasi

Created by the student at 17 years old

This portrait represents me holding in my hand the key that I ripped from around my neck, representing the decision to take my life and my ideals in my own hands.