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Self-Taught Saudi Artist Dana Almasoud: Channeling Inner Childhood Creativity and Exploring Complexity in Art

Self-Taught Saudi Artist Dana Almasoud: Channeling Inner Childhood Creativity and Exploring Complexity in Art

Self-taught Saudi artist Dana Almasoud continues to draw and paint like a child, inspired by her inner child and the support of her mother.
She never stopped creating art during her childhood, even while studying finance and working as a freelance artist.

Almasoud experiments with various styles, including fine art, surrealism, and fantasy, drawing inspiration from everyday scenes.

Dana Almasoud's artwork is influenced by Islamic historical art, known for its symbolism and focus on spiritual beauty.

One of her early pieces inspired by Saudi culture was a commission for an orientalist-style portrait.

Almasoud aims to fill the void created by excessive simplicity and minimalism in recent years.

She draws inspiration from everyday life and strives to express what makes us human in her work.

One of her notable paintings is of a man selling ramsi tomatoes in Qatif.

Almasoud has created a "sanctuary" in her room through years of collecting and arranging items with dedication.

Dana Almasoud is a freelance artist inspired by Islamic historical art and the beauty of spirituality.

She uses natural colors from nature for her work and takes inspiration from historical art in Europe and the Middle East.

Almasoud experiments with various styles, including fine art, surrealism, and fantasy, and often depicts everyday scenes.

Her preferred medium is drawing with a pencil.

One of her notable works is a painting of a man selling ramsi tomatoes, a seasonal heirloom fruit in Qatif.

Dana Almasoud, a Saudi artist, enjoys using ink brushes for their permanence and continues to learn with watercolors, acrylics, and oils.

She is inspired by her surroundings and creates works based on life.

Almasoud experiments with various art forms including pyrography, doll making, embroidery, linoleum block printing, and soon, murals.

Her first cultural-inspired work was a commission for an orientalist-inspired painting, while her latest piece depicts a man selling ramsi tomatoes, a seasonal heirloom fruit in Qatif.

Almasoud, a farmer and artist, describes the unique flavor of tomatoes grown in a specific region, which she cannot replicate elsewhere.

She attributes this to the high humidity in the Eastern Province where she lives, suggesting that this environmental factor influences her art.

Almasoud's work aims to celebrate complexity and the intricacy of small things, as she believes simplicity and minimalism have become excessively prevalent.

The speaker emphasizes the significance of art in today's fast-paced world.

Art serves as a source of stability and identity for individuals amidst the busyness of life.

For further details about the artist, follow @esotericdana on Instagram.
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