Lulwah Al-Homoud, Saudi artist

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07/06/19

  • Al-Homoud is considered one of the most prominent artists working with abstract forms
  • Calligraphy is an essential part of Al-Homoud’s work

Lulwah Al-Homoud is a Saudi artist who lives and works between the UAE and the UK.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from King Saud University and a master’s of art in communication design, focusing on Islamic art, from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

Calligraphy is an essential part of Al-Homoud’s work. She is fascinated by its intricacies and was trained under renowned Pakistani calligrapher Rasheed Butt.

Al-Homoud is considered one of the most prominent artists working with abstract forms. Her work explores hidden rules of artistic innovation in mathematical forms through the use of the Arabic language, in a way that combines arts and science.

Al-Homoud uses Arabic letters to create complex abstract patterns on paper using geometric forms and mixed media. She was a co-curator and also exhibited at the 2008 Edge of Arabia exhibition at the Brunei Gallery of SOAS, University of London.

Her work has been included in exhibitions in China, Korea, New York City, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain and Beirut. In 2015, she had a solo exhibition at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum in the UAE.

Recently Al-Homoud represented the Kingdom at the Artificial Intelligence and Intercultural Dialogue art exhibition, which began on Thursday at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The exhibition explores the role of AI in contemporary art and features work that combines art and technology.

Her work “Al-Kayan Wal Wujud” (Entity and Being) is Islamic art expressed in modern technological form and based on a scientific and philosophical platform, she said.

The work is being exhibited in “a composite way,” she said, that will give the public an opportunity to view it in “an untraditional manner.”

“People will stand in front of the painting and enjoy a peaceful and tranquil spiritual experience,” she said.

This article was first published in Arab News

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