Taha al-Sabban is one of the first renowned Saudi artists, holding many awards, certificates, and honorary medals.
Born in 1948 in Mecca, al-Sabban’s art reflects the influence of his birthplace and how the city molded his character.
“Most of my paintings embody the sublime, which underlines my passion with this concept,” he said describing his work. “Man has a great role in deciding the character of a place. Women impart a touch of beauty on places from inside, while men do the same, yet from the outside.”
The artist has been a member of Saudi society for culture and arts since 1975, and he also was one of the founders of the house of Fine Arts in Jeddah.
Al-Sabban showcased his work in many local and international exhibitions, as well as being included in many private and public collections, notably one at the King Abdulaziz International airport.
Some of the foundations of Al-Sabban’s lengthy art projects include houses and bungalows in the region of Hijaz.
He uses a range of colors not only in his paintings but on murals as well. “I enjoy water color painting. I once tried to use acrylic, but my experience was not happy,” al-Sabban said. “I still recall my mosque painting, which had its bedrock color in yellow as a representation of the sea. People were confused and argued whether it is logical to portray the sea in yellow.”
In 2001, the artist had his first book published, Features of a Journey. He currently works as a freelancer.
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