Past Exhibitions: THE QUESTION / MORE QUESTIONS.
Born in Riyadh 1985, Abdullah Al-Othman is both an artist and a published poet. Al Othman’s work is conceptual, or idea-based, and incorporates the written word, personal manifestos, and color to suggest various possibilities and meanings. He works in different artistic styles and medium, including video, graffiti, street art and interventions, and small installations. The artist’s poetry is published in two volumes, “A Late Memory, 10 seconds” and “This Void May Occur Twice”.
In his artistic vision and work Al-Othman writes that he searches for that which is fleeting within life, in order “to tighten the first around that moment and preserve it for eternity.” This artistic vision often sides with the marginal places of life and identities with human dilemmas and struggles. Al-Othman generally steers away from traditional art historical references, yet clams Marcel Duchamp as an inspiration. To Duchamp’s statement that “my art is that of living”. Al-Othman adds his own interpretation: “Art means living deeply.” Abdullah Al-Othman practices art in the strew, at woe, and in the “daily salut“of life.