Art scene in Saudi Arabia

People always seem to be surprised that art (and really good art) exists in Saudi Arabia.  There may be certain restrictions due to Muslim religion, but art can still bloom within restrictions.  And often what comes out are powerful and memorizing images that speak to you.

This was the case of the Maïmouna Guerresi’s  Solo Exhibition entitled, “The Journey Of The Sparrow Hawk & Other Stories.” You can see more of her work on her website:

Her work is currently being shown in the Hafez Gallery ( in Jeddah and the work is haunting with images showing the emptiness hidden under the abaya of the women and the isolation.  And yet in each piece you sense the quiet strength within the women.

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