Hussein Al-Mohasen

Bio

B. Qatif, KSA 1971, lives in Qatif

Catalog of Available Works »

Artist Statement

A piece of visual art plays a big role in our lives, for example looking at the cover of a magazine and its title may inspire one to start constructing images in their mind, and continue with living the experience; reaching a point where there is a new and pressing need to visually communicate. I believe that visual art is an important medium to make people see and perceive the truth. In this series of `Āyah’, Āyah is the evidence of the truth that I am looking for.

With my latest work, I am trying to reach that which is beyond reality. To allow the viewers to experience a visual journey, which makes them see reality in a hopeful and peaceful manner; even if reality, sometimes, is not as desirable as we want.

I have expressed my thoughts and feelings of peace and the love of humanity in a different color perspective to that of seeing things. Color is very important in my work, where the different connotations associated with certain colours beautify what I am trying to convey through art. The medium of graffiti can be greatly inspiring. Seeing the impact it leaves on people from all around the world, a huge message with only a few words being sprayed onto the wall. I find the physicality of creating this type of art is highly liberating, as well as the spectrum of colours I set into my palette.

Hussein Al-Mohasen, 2016

Select Solo Exhibitions

2012 I Love You Green, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2010 Memories and Mirages, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
2008 Now, Zara Art Gallery, Jordan
2008 Colour Isolation, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2007 Day, Dar Al Funoon, Kuwat
2007 Blue Stories, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2006 Turqoise Isolation, Atelier, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2006 Violet State, Albareh Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2005 Summer, Al-Khobar Shada Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2004 The Season of Return, Atelier, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2004 The Season of Return, Ohoud Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2004 The Season of Return, Bahrain Arts Society, Bahrain
2003 Espaces pour les Harbes, Art Center, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2002 Vision, Aribick Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2001 Haven, Inma Gallery, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Select Group Exhibitions

2012 Diversity From The Arb World, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2012 Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery, Kuwait
2011 Mesaha, Ro’iya Art Gallery, Jeddah
2011 Position, Velocity, Acceleration, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2010 Edge of Arabia, Tension,Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Saudi Artist Group, Royal Opera House, Eygpt
2010 Bastakiya Art Fair
2010 Bayt Abdullah Art Show, Dar Al Funoon, Kuwait
2009 XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2009 Go Beyond, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2008 Art Dubai, Athr Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2008 XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2008 Sharjah Museum of Art of Arabic Calligraphy, Sharjah, UAE
2008 Words & Alphabets, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2008 Bayt Abdullah Art Show, Dar Al Funoon, Kuwait
2007 XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2006 Arabic Art Festival, Beijing, China
2006 XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2005 XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2005 Bahrain Arts Society, Art Center, Bahrain
2005 Al-Khobar Art Group, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2004 Al-Khobar Art Group, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2003 Five Artists Exhibition, Vienna, Austria
2003 General Presidency of Youth Fair, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2003 Jeddah Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2002 Al-Seif Hall, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2001 Qatif Artists’ Group, King Fhad University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2001 Jeddah Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1999 Al-Janariyah Festival, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1999 Qatif Artists’ Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia