Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Fall In love with Noorah Kareem's quirky art  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 25/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The art scene in the kingdom has seen its ups and downs in recent years always seemingly concentrated on old and traditional themes beautifully portraying different aspects of life throughout different methods and periods in our history but somehow reserved. with the turn of the 21st century things are starting to stir up in the art world a younger generation of fresh faced artists are born. the traditional ways of art are being transformed into a new way of displaying things more emotions and feelings are expressed with the use of their brush strokes or pencil sketches in the most creative way it has ever been. with events such as jeddah art week edge of arabia and a collective art exhibition by young saudi artists at riyadh's prestigious l'art pur gallery young artists are more enthusiastic than ever. one of these enthusiastic young ones is noorah kareem her art is a mix of feelings moods and intentions all put into her art work.

this young 25-year-old is very new to the art scene yet has caught the eye of both the young and older generations through her work. her work can be called eccentric from quirky cartoon comic-like characters superheroes to simple doodles and sketches that speak out to her audience loud and clear. her work wasn't taken seriously until she was offered a scholarship to art and skills institute in riyadh mid way through her studies at king saud university specializing in special education where she learned everything that had to do with painting and sketching. but her passion was still not found there. only after she graduated that she combined her learning at the institute and her admiration for the weird different and interestingly strange.

'i love everything different it tells of who i am a young curious girl who loves cartoons and old school work that is all about drawing fun and purely innocent in the sense that it tells a story of feeling." the artist uses a lot of sarcasm and comic illustrations in her pieces all with clear messages behind them that people from both older and young generations can relate to even if the message means something to one and the opposite to the other. noorah says it loud and clear. one of her latest projects was a collection of five paintings of various people all taking the ever so common 'selfie" displayed at the l'art pur gallery in riyadh last month. when being critiqued she found that the older generation took it very seriously claiming that 'selfie" takers are too much into themselves whereas others saw the irony in them. 'i enjoyed hearing their views of my paintings some were very funny. selfies are a form of expression to some and i just wanted to show how a painting of a selfie can be funny with the different facial expressions and the amount of concentration it takes to perfect it. it was a funny concept and the result was great" said noorah.

the self taught artist likes to challenge herself mix things up messing with concepts and flipping them over and find the humor in it. she learned her trait from youtube videos as well as art and sketching classes that she attended in chicago during the summer vacations. she experimented with her doodles sketches of items and people around her and transformed it into a collection. 'i like old school disney type of sketching it's an art form that is long gone due to technology but to me it's something i can pour myself into" says noorah.

another collection of work that she had done were of magazine cover shots flipped around. 'sayidaty" became 'rajoli" keeping the essence of the magazine intact but changes introduced for the benefit of male readers giving it a sarcastic twist in the opposite gender's perspective. art is no longer confined to specific concepts nor elaborate methods in order for it to be considered 'art." the concept of what is an art piece has drastically changed over the years especially in the kingdom where many are exploring the unknown and uncommon and creating something beautiful.

art is expression. noorah's moods can be seen here and there. her 'boogie humans" may seem funny to some weird and ugly to a few or simply cartoony to others. but looking closely at each painted character they're each different with distinct features of distorted expressions all meshed up to portray a large canvas of feelings. just imagine the faces of monsters hiding under the bed scary with lively chaotic mesh of vibrant colors to show the chaotic vibe of her 'boogie humans" series. the young artist had this to say 'it's in that chaos that i am able to express the feelings i had at the time. finding unorganized concepts and organizing them using my hands or brushes bring out the imaginary characters that live in my head. i like them weird quirky different and out of the ordinary that's what i strive to achieve."

email: [emailprotected]/* */


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 4 2015 - Saudi- Majlis Al-Shura: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Consolidates Saudi Ruling House Since Ascension to ThroneSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Majlis Al-Shura has highly valued the selection by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz as ...

 May 4 2015 - Saudi- Onaizah Scouts awarded Medal of Scouts of the WorldSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The Scouts of Onaizah have obtained recently certificates of thanks and appreciation from Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, and awarded the Medal of Scouts of the ...

 May 4 2015 - Egypt- CFF4: Fashion festivities hit Cairo for 4th timeDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The minute you step onto the red carpet, several photographers race each other to take your photo, until you walk into one of Cairo's most captivating open spaces. The ...

 May 4 2015 - Egypt- Mercedes-Benz denies withdrawal from Egyptian marketDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Following a state of confusion that resulted from rumours that Mercedes-Benz was withdrawing from the market, the German luxury car-maker issued an official statement ...

 May 4 2015 - Egypt- Pharmaceutical factory worth EGP 250m in Indian investments inauguratedDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Indian company Pharmed Healthcare, a joint Hetero group venture, inaugurated in Egypt Sunday a factory for producing a drug called "Sofosbuvir", in the presence of ...

 May 4 2015 - Egypt- Court sentences 5 to death in Kerdasa police killingsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Giza Criminal Court sentenced five defendants to death Monday on charges of storming the Kerdasa police station and murdering at least 11 policemen in August 2013.The ...

 May 4 2015 - Saudi-led coalition hits military base in YemenJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Saudi-led coalition struck Sanaa's al Dulaimi military airbase in a series of airstrikes on Sunday.The base, targeted by two airstrikes, was considered as the central ...

 May 4 2015 - 139 new Syrian refugees cross into Kingdom of JordanJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordan Armed Forces' border guards received 139 Syrian refugees in the last 72 hours, a source at the General Command of the Armed Forces reported on Sunday.The new ...

 May 4 2015 - Jordan Central Bank's liquidity position reaches JD4.3billionJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced Sunday that the obligatory reserved volumes held at CBJ amounted to JD1.5billion with JD2.8billion as excess liquidity capital ...

 May 4 2015 - Jordan ranks first in International Mental Arithmetic CompetitionJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordanian children proved that they are at the forefront of creativity and innovation with seven students ranking first in the International Mental Arithmetic ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help