Saudi artist Lulwah al-Hamoud has invented her own artistic language.
Al-Hamoud lives in London, UK. She is an exhibition organizer and technical adviser and promotes Saudi art internationally by familiarizing people with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hamoud graduated at the Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London where she was trained by Rashid Bit on the art of calligraphy.
She was inspired by Ahmed Mustafa to learn more about a calligraphy theory system that dates back to the 10th century.
In 2009, al-Hamoud established the “Cube Arts” project with Princess Reem al-Faisal.
Like many other artists, al-Hamoud took to art from early childhood. However, she was unique in showing her creativity.
“People always confuse skill with creativity. Some people are creative and lack the skills. The ideal situation is that an artist should be skilled and creative,” said al-Hamoud.
She was attracted by fine arts and had honed her artistic skills, but al-Hamoud made no progress in studying fine arts and took a course in sociology. Later, however, she made a U-turn to study arts.
“Soon after my arrival in London, I joined the School of Arts and Design, and followed up with a Master’s Degree from Saint Martin’s University,” said al-Hamoud.
Al-Hamoud was enchanted by Arabic calligraphy and its Islamic value. So she started to research this area in-depth, until she invented her own language.
“If you decide to break the rules, you have to master them well first,” said al-Hamoud.
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