6,600 Miles Away: Bahraini Artists
Reader Paul A. lives in Bahrain, part of a region whose artists have not yet been covered in "Feel Art Again." While much less information is available (especially in English) on Bahraini artists (and artists from other small countries), I focused on Bahraini artists today because it's important for us to remember that there are accomplished artists in regions other than America and Europe.
Today's post features two talented Bahraini artists, Abbas Yousif and Adnan AlAhmed, who were both born in 1960.
Although Abbas Yousif received a BA in Arabic Literature, not art, from Qatar University, he has made a name for himself in the art world. His works have been included in exhibits in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, UAE, Ukraine, USA, and Yugoslavia. In addition to his work as an artist, Yousif writes about fine arts for local news.
Adnan AlAhmed is not as widely known as Yousif, but his works are still quite traveled. He has exhibited in Bahrain, Egypt, France, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwain, UAE, and UK. AlAhmed graduated from the Ã‰cole des Beaux-Arts in 1986. He works as a dÃ©cor designer for the Bahrain Broadcasting and Television Corporation.
Larger versions of the two works pictured (the titles are unknown) are available. Just click on the images themselves for the larger versions.
For more information about Bahraini artists, check out the Bahrain Arts Society.
* Distance in title calculated from the center of New York City (where our online operations are based) to the center of Bahrain.
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