Rabi Koria (1988) was a Dutch-Syrian visual artist who lived and worked in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He graduated from the Fine Art course at HKU in Utrecht. His works had been exhibited in a variety of art spaces such as the Janknegt Gallery, Laren, and Galerie SANAA, Utrecht. Koria won the prestigious Royal Award for Modern Painting in 2015 at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.While raised and educated in the Netherlands, the current affairs in the Middle East greatly affected Rabi Koria’s works. Using momentous images from media and contemporary life, ranging from devastated buildings to tapestry patterns, architecture, and private photo albums from holidays to Syria, he gave shape to a life lived between two cultures. They merge together in the use of colors from Middle Eastern landscapes and spices to those of Dutch landscapes and modernist art that he used in his tableaux of painted ceramic tiles. Not aimed at offering easy comprehensible narratives, the rhythm of the tiles, in fact, suggested a storyline, the content of which is subjected to the viewer’s perception and interpretation.