What is your story?
During my childhood, I lived in a small town in Saudi Arabia where art was valueless to its people except for very limited traditional matters. Nonetheless, the little artist inside me insisted on finding a way to unleash its chi (power) into different art forms. It started with my appreciation of the stunningly beautiful Arabic Calligraphy when I was in my fourth grade where I joined after-hours classes to learn and practice it. That same year, I was lucky to receive my first desktop computer that I broke the very first night in a curious trial to figure out how it works; ultimately, the computer and Internet was, and still is, my third eye into the unlimited forms of art. At the age of 18, I moved from my little hometown to the city of Jeddah where art resources tempted me with amaze. So, I joined as many different on campus and online courses as I could including my undergraduate degree in Production Engineering and Mechanical Systems Design.
From my art timeline, I think the little artist inside me has been trying to tell me that “Art is not only in drawing, designing and/or making things, but in every single thing I simply do,” and I finally listened to him. Have you listened to yours?
What do you make?
I don’t know if this is a question to be asked to me, because every period of time I have a mania for something new. So, in brief, my obsessions in the past were Arabic calligraphy, drawing cars, designing mechanical parts, and graphic design on Photoshop. Currently, I have a mania for photography, photo-manipulation, and industrial design. Meanwhile, I miss some of my past obsessions and my brain is processing to mix ingredients of my past and current obsessions to bring a unique expressive art style.
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