Al Arabiya News Channel launched on Saturday the second episode of its new series “Nawafeth” (Arabic for ‘Windows’) that features fine artists from the Arab World. It was the second of 100 episodes that will showcase profiles of the artists working in different art forms.
The Saudi artist Amal Saud embraces modern technology and the internet, which she mobilizes in her digital paintings.
She is the winner of a number of competitions including the Internal Visual Arts Competition that held in Britain as well as the International Mosaic Summit held under the auspices of Prince Charles.
“In the early days of my artistic journey, I came across a tutorial website with hands-on learning and educational activities,” Saud says, reflecting her love for technology. “I became adept in this area and taught courses in the medium.”
Before pursuing this path, Amal used to employ the traditional style of painting, whose concepts she has retained in her new work, despite the change of technique. She made a breakthrough in digital painting and she was able to overcome earlier hurdles of conveying her message.
“I seek to embody the beliefs prevailing in my society. When my paintings speak of bigotry, oppression or women’s hardships, it is not a connotation of the life I am leading,” she said.
Saudi, whose work embraces many schools of art, clarifies that her paintings reflect her own perspective rather than reality.
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