The definition of art has been changing over the years, art was previously only regarded in visual form such as painting or sculpture, but has expanded its doors to much more like sound, visuals, technology, dance, theatre etc.
If you’re a big fan of art, in any type of form in the Kingdom, then you need to get familiar with the following artists as they create amazing works of art.
5. Sarah Mohanna Al-Abdali
This talented Saudi artist is considered to be the country’s first female street artist.
Born in Jeddah and had studied graphic design in university, Sarah decorated the country’s streets with her graffiti art with elements from popular Saudi and Arab culture.
Photos courtesy of Alaan.
4. Faisal Samra
Samra is a Saudi national that incorporates lots of different aspects into his art like: digital photography, painting, sculpture, video, and performance.
Photos courtesy of Faisal Samra’s Facebook.
3. Dana Awartani
A Palestinian-Saudi artist born and raised in Jeddah, Dana’s art reflects contemporary and traditional modes of practice and thought.
Based in Saudi Arabia, you will constantly see intricate geometric shapes fit together so well in her art.
2. Abdulnasser Gharem
Gharem is not only a Saudi artist, but he is also a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army. His art uses photography, video, performance and sculpture that reflect life in the modern day.
Combining both worlds allow him to use references from his heritage and to incorporate social and political ideas.
Photo courtesy of Ayyam Gallery.
1. Manal Al Dowayan
Manal was born in the Eastern Province in the Kingdom in the year 1973. She embraces all diverse media and uses black and white photography, sculpture, video, sound, neon and large art installations.
Photos courtesy of Manal Dowayan’s website.
These artists prove that there is no stopping the country’s art production.