We are all experiencing different ranges of emotions. And what better way to express what we feel than through art? In the exhibition below, we share the work of 16 emerging artists from the Arab Gulf States who have translated their feelings and their thoughts into artistic pieces, and shared them with you, our readers. Support this exhibition by sharing the link to this page, and support artists by following their pages, and sharing their work with your audience.
Graduating During COVID-19 , by Thamer Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
Description by artist: Thamer’s graduation ceremony was scheduled for this academic term, but has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he decided to celebrate on his own anyway by arranging this impromptu photoshoot. Swipe to see images.
Untitled, by Nayla Al Khalifa, Bahrain
Hiding Place, by Aisha Sharif, Bahrain
Stay at Home, by Abdulaziz Alshukairi, Oman
Keep Them Clean, by Hala Al Abbasi, Bahrain
Watch Over Me, by Alia Al Hammadi, United Arab Emirates
Mask de Rigueur, by Anas Al Omaim, Kuwait
The Creation of Adam: COVID-19 Rendition, by Enas Sistani, Bahrain
Covid-19 in Bahrain, by Essa Hujairy, Bahrain
Description by artist: Multiple digital works by Essa Hujairy that depict the COVID-19 crisis as the Bahraini artist perceives it in Bahrain.Click on each image to enlarge it.
The Commitment of Our Community, by Hamda Al Khaja, United Arab Emirates
Coronacle, by Omaima Al Hinai, Oman
A Visual Artist During the Covid-19 Crisis, by Hanan Abdullah, UAE
Description by artist: “I took a couple of photos that reflect my feelings as a visual artist during the Covid-19 crisis. As artists, our creativity has limits now. I mostly do street photography, and so these images capture my longing for the streets, the life at the markets, and the people at the shops. I can’t wait to be back on the streets with a camera again.” Swipe to see images.
Expressive Typography, by Israa Al Balushi, Oman
Untitled, by Sara Abdullah, Oman
Isolation Not War, Food Not Starvation, Home Not Refuge, by Shahad Nazer, Saudi Arabia
Untitled, by Shaikha Al Tunaiji, United Arab Emirates
Description by artist: Positive Arabic COVID-19 digital posters by Shaikha Al Tunaiji. From left to right: “Quarantine At Home”, “Tomorrow The World Will Relax”, and “Think Outside The Fridge, People”. Click on each poster to enlarge it.
This exhibition was organized by the Sekka Team.
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