With the warm breeze that emerged with Spring, came Mathaq; the event that proved itself to be like no other. It was held at Algosaibi village from the 22nd of March until the 25th, and was extended until the 26th due to its overwhelming success. The contradiction between the mixture of staff available at the event created a diverse setting, attracting people all around Shargiyah to attend. From cooks, to artists, to entrepreneurs, to photographers, Mathaq insured the contrariety and variance in not only its staff, but its crowd as well that enjoyed the event whether they were children or adults.
It was truly an overwhelmingly exquisite experience to catch sight of the pieces of art presented at the event. Unenthusiastic was not a word the artists knew, as they exuberantly exhibited their art for the visitors to see, not giving blasé a fortuitous chance. With development being their goal, we are sure that local artists will continue to flourish and thrive. Be sure to view our favorite art pieces attached above!
Behance is an annual event where artists gather to display various different forms of art, each person's artworks deviating from the others to utter screaming words concealed in an artwork. The event was held at Arab Heritage on the 3rd of December, and has done a great job of exhibiting some of the best work of many inventive and upcoming artists.
In first place came Mishael AlGosaibi who showcased portraits of Saud bin Faisal, Muhammed Ali and Fairouz. Second came Bandar AlOtaibi who portrayed different cultures through beautiful patterns. Third place winner was Bashayer Sembawah who displayed meaningful pop art that emphasizes the importance of being yourself despite what others may think.
Behance10 was an event where unlimited potential resided, different artworks clashing together to create one prodigious paragon of art.
Alturki business park, where artists joined together to exhibit their devotion for their country through gorgeous works of art, on the national day of Saudi Arabia (23rd of September). Empty walls soon turned green, illustrating the message of the country's flag. Visitors watched, as artists expressed every ounce of love they had for their homeland through live art.
The graffiti art exhibit succeeded in collecting a various number of adroit artists, providing them a space of expression, creativity and innovation: a space they longed to occupy. Allowing them this space is the first step of the masterpiece that will become of this country. The support these artists are receiving ensures the resilience of aspiring artists who will surely help our country prosper and thrive.
April Fools (كذبة إبريل) is a dynamic art show presented by the talented Zahrah AlMatrook which will be going on until the 7th of May at Desert Designs.
She explained to us that her idea behind the gallery was that at different lightings the paintings would show in a certain way. When in the dark, the paintings would be seen completely different compared to how it was shown in the light. Her main reason behind this was to emphasize how most of us are all living a lie and not everything we see is a hundred percent true. Thus, in the dark, the underlying paint appears with a different concept. Also, she would only keep the paintings in the dark for a short while, and the goal of that is to explain how not everyone sees the truth only the people that lived through that certain experience can truly understand what’s going on.
Plus, the gallery has birds and nests, the birds represent us, the humans. Since she sees that birds and people are quite similar and that all these borders and checkpoints are what changed us from the nature of birds. Lastly, every painting is describing a different story and the names of all these paintings are the keys of the topics she was talking about in each piece.
Make sure to check it out before it's over!
R & S
Safiyah Aba AlKhail