It took me a while to find work done by Bader, since most of the results I get are of Bader al Mutawa the football player. For some reason I couldn’t find his profile on any websites. His art is inspiring and I like his method. I collected some of his art including a tribute drawing of Michael Jackson on the gallery below.
Pinot is a popular Indonesian vine and pen artist, his been in Kuwait for 7 years and l loves it. Talking to him recently he felt a lot of Kuwait’s beauty isn’t published enough or at least known to the public. So he started #7yearsinQ8 hashtag on instagram where he draws his favourite places, I included a few to this post. You can visit his [instagram account] for more.
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The young Saudi artist Ahmed Rubat hit the spot with some of his artwork which ironically tells a story we all know very well. You have so many girls with profile pictures of the prettiest girls you can think of, some claim it’s them, some just hope people think it’s them but in reality it’s an overweight junk food loving girl looking for attention.
Then when it comes to the guys, you have the person who appears to be a well practicing Muslim that’s a good preachers and a devoted man, but behind closed doors, it’s a whole different story. Many have come to discover this through Snapchat, you almost feel that some guys are completely different human beings on Instagram and Snapchat.
To fair, I’m not talking about all guys or all girls, rather a specific segment of people that’s out there whom we’ve all come across one way or another.
Many don’t know this, but there’s Banksy-inspired art in Kuwait City on a huge wall of a guy with his face covered wearing a dishdasha throwing flowers at a heart that says “I love you, Kuwait”. It was creatively done having purposely drawn the art on a corner. I’m sure it was inspired by this work of Banksy’s.
During my recent visit to Dubai, I got to meet El Seed in one of the exhibitions he was participating in. His artwork (behind him on the photo) was auctioned to $20,000, all the money went to charity. El Seed was the guy behind the 4 floor painting of Arabic calligraphy on an old building in Kuwait city.
At first I honestly thought he was Kuwaiti, but when he started talking his Arabic had a French accent to it, turned out French-Tunisian. El Seed basically incorporates street art with beautiful Arabic calligraphy and calls it “calligraffiti”. His art was showcased in Paris, Berlin, São Paulo, Chicago, and Dubai. He is a great down to earth guy with a unique vision, to read more about him click [here].
The same guy I wrote about a few months back that got creative with the Starbucks Logos is trying something different now. He redraws buildings and other structures in Kuwait then blends them together in a photo. This has been done before but never in Kuwait (at least from what I’ve seen).
You can see more on his account [here].
Randomly found out about an instagram account of a guy in Kuwait that draws over Starbucks logos every time he’s there to a celebrity. My favourites are Darth Vader, Abdulfatah Al Ali and Om Kalthoom. I’ve put some of them below but for the full list visit his instagram account [here].
Several people have shared this instagram account with me, it beautifully calligraphs Arabic names. They kinda look like Chinese characters to me which makes them all the more interesting. The name in the middle is my name, AbdulAziz. On the sides are Ayoub, Sahir, Afrah and Maymoona.[Instagram]