Art with a difference

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Open Exhibition Page RUQAIYA Abdallah, an Omani artist, specialises in experimental modes of art. Her works include digital art, oil and charcoal paintings, abstract paintings, flip books, and installations. Her portraits, done in digital design and photoshop, are a tribute to a favourite person in her life, her sister-in-law Manal. “I used to draw from my childhood. But most often … Read More

Liberty is her leitmotif

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by: Mary Philip Source: Oman Tribune Open Exhibition Page MUSCAT Artist Rawan Al Mahrouqi is a champion for liberty and her works express the intense longing for this. “You can say I am obsessed with it. I found myself always trying to get it and I’m not sure if I will ever stop. It’s embedded in me.” This explains why … Read More

Seeking voice through art

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Open Exhibition Page MUSCAT Rawan Al Mahrouqi, an Omani artist, is a spokesperson for women’s liberty. Almost all her works speak about her intense longing for freedom. “You can say I am obsessed with it. Having had my freedom taken away from me when I was young, I found myself always trying to take it back and I’m not sure … Read More

Unending journey in search of beauty

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Open Exhibition Page MUSCAT Janine Walter, a German artist, leads us through a ‘Journey of Finding Beauty’ as seen by herself and through the eyes of many she has come across. It is a definition of beauty as seen through different eyes. Hailing from Germany, the ‘land of poets and thinkers’, Janine has come over to Muscat to exhibit her … Read More

A mosaic of fluid patterns

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Open Exhibition Page MUSCAT A mosaic of fluid patterns and a dream captured in squares of multi-layered designs are apt phrases to describe Heather Ford’s works. Heather Ford, a British artist, has proved her dexterity with skillful strokes of colours to depict a face in a pixellated image. Heather’s portrait of His Majesty. Three portraits done in oil, and were … Read More

Faces and feelings depicted on canvas

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Open Exhibition Page MUSCAT A dazzling array of artistic talents filled  Stal Gallery with their poetic portraits in different unique mediums. The group, which included seven Omanis and four foreigners, presented a variety of interpretations in visual art. The one-week portrait exhibition was held recently. Hassan Al Meer, an Omani artist who stands a giant in the contemporary art scenario … Read More

OmanPride: Courtyard culture comes to Oman

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There is no denying that art spaces can be a little intimidating for some people, but thanks to Raiya Al Rawahi, an artist and curator at the Stal Gallery in Madinat Sultan Qaboos, a new concept has emerged in town, where everyone gets to mingle with artists during a cosy, courtyard film screening. Al Rawahi has come up with an … Read More

Omani painters donate art for Down Syndrome group

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Muscat: Some 150 paintings have been donated by more than 50 artists in Oman towards raising funds for the Oman Down Syndrome Association, in collaboration with the Stal Gallery and Al Sultan School. The paintings, which have been made by artists, students, and even those who suffer from Down Syndrome, will be auctioned off to raise funds for the association, … Read More

Virtual reality artist in Oman explores art beyond the physical realm

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by: Gautam Viswanathan Source: Times of Oman Open Exhibition Page Muscat: Oman’s first virtual reality artist wants people to explore art that exists beyond the physical realm. Thirty-one year-old Haitham Al Busafi, who runs his own architecture and production companies in Qurum, discovered virtual reality as a medium of art almost by accident. “At a very young age, I used … Read More

#OmanPride: Hassan Meer, art beyond brushstrokes

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For Hassan Meer art has always been more than just canvas, paint, and brush. It’s more about exploring the artistic freedom, relentless perseverance, and love for this medium of expression. It is also a way to connect with art and artists of the world. “I always wanted to make an established space to host art events but not just the … Read More