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Saudi Arabia is home to a thriving contemporary art scene, with a growing number of
talented artists making their mark on the international stage. From painting and
sculpture to photography and video, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Saudi
Arabia's art scene.
Here are 10 of the exciting and talented Saudi artists to check out, as suggested by Al Arabiya English
1. Ahmed Mater
Ahmed Mater. (Twitter)
Ahmed Mater is a multidisciplinary artist and cultural producer based in Jeddah. He is
known for his work that explores the intersection of faith and modernity in Saudi
2. Abdulnasser Gharem
Abdulnasser Gharem. (Instagram)
Abdulnasser Gharem is a conceptual artist who has gained international recognition for
his works that often deal with social and political issues in Saudi Arabia.
3. Ayman Yossri Daydban
Ayman Yossri Daydban.
Ayman Yossri Daydban is a photographer and mixed media artist who explores themes of
identity, memory, and nostalgia in his works. He is of Palestinian origin but was born
and raised in Saudi Arabia.
4. Manal al-Dowayan
Manal al-Dowayan is a multidisciplinary artist who works across various mediums,
including photography, sculpture, and installation. She often deals with issues related
to gender, identity, and social norms in Saudi Arabia.
Shaweesh is a visual artist and graphic designer who creates works that are often
humorous and subversive. He is known for his mashups of pop culture icons and
traditional Saudi imagery.
6. Rashed al-Shashai
Rashed al-Shashai. (Twitter)
Rashed al-Shashai is a painter and installation artist who explores themes related to
social and cultural identity in Saudi Arabia. He often incorporates found objects and
materials into his works.
7. Maha Malluh
Maha Malluh. (Twitter)
Maha Malluh is a mixed media artist who often works with found objects, such as old
cassette tapes and VHS tapes, to explore themes related to memory and nostalgia.
8. Dana Awartani
Dana Awartani. (Twitter)
Dana Awartani is a mixed media artist who works across various mediums, including
painting, sculpture, and installation. She often incorporates traditional Islamic motifs
and techniques into her works. Awartani is also of Palestinian but born in Saudi Arabia.
9. Abdulaziz al-Tamimi
Abdulaziz al-Tamimi. (Twitter)
Abdulaziz al-Tamimi is a multidisciplinary artist who works across various mediums,
including painting, sculpture, and installation. He often explores themes related to
social and political issues in Saudi Arabia.
10. Abdullah al-Othman
Abdullah Al-Othman is a painter and installation artist who often deals with issues
related to consumerism and mass culture in Saudi Arabia.
Rich and vibrant
These are just a few of the many talented Saudi artists who are making their mark on the
art world. If you're looking for a unique and exciting art experience, be sure to check
out Saudi Arabia's contemporary art scene.
World Art Dubai is a leading art fair in the Middle East, dedicated to showcasing the
best of contemporary art from around the world. We are committed to promoting the work
of emerging and established artists, and we believe that Saudi Arabia is a country with
a rich and vibrant art scene.
We are excited to see what the future holds for Saudi Arabia's art scene, and we look
forward to continuing to support the work of Saudi artists through our sister show, World Art Saudi which takes place in September
Source: Al Arabiya News