Monday, July 9, 2018

A look at the meditative works of Saudi artist Lulwah Al Homoud

By Rebecca Anne Proctor
ALulwah Al Homoud. Haq. 2018. Wood and acrylic. 150x120cm.
The work of Dubai-based Saudi artist Lulwah Al Homoud combines geometric abstraction with influences from traditional Islamic art Geometric patterns dance before us like performers on stage. Exquisitely patterned forms emerge and dazzle our eyes until we can’t look anywhere else. This is the experience of looking at a work by Saudi Arabian artist Lulwah Al Homoud. Through her intricate work she uses Arabic letters to create complex abstract works on paper, synthesising characteristic motifs from Islam with the rhythms found in calligraphy and geometry, transforming them into a new visual vocabulary. “I research the hidden rules of creation—not the outer appearance of things, but how they are created mathematically, from a seed to a tree or a seed to a flower,” says the artist. [More]