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Abdulrahman Alsoliman: Signs and Symbols

The Art Library: Discovering Arab Artists

Abdulrahman Alsoliman (born 1954) is one of Saudi Arabia’s most acclaimed artists, currently based in Dammam. During his prolific career, his work has stood out for his deep appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s heritage and culture. Through texts, photos, an interview with the artist, and a magnificent set of works, this volume is an intense exploration of the signs and colors he uses in his abstract paintings, giving rise to an intricate ornamental style influenced by local tradition and literature.


“Life in general, in its all-encompassing social and human aspects, is found in my work,” - Abdulrahman Alsoliman


About the artist: Abdulrahman Alsoliman (b. 1954, Al Ahsa) a post-war contemporary Saudi Arabian painter, currently based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Al-Soliman's work embodies subtle contrasts of color and shade and intricate ornamental work which is often influenced by local culture and literature.

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Authors: HH Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud, Roxane Zand, Farouk Youseif, and Zain AlSaie

Release Date: Available at The Art Library exhibition giftshop

Format: softcover, 16.5 x 24 cm

Pages: 128

Links: Initiative Page

Written by

HH Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud, Roxane Zand, Farouk Youseif, and Zain AlSaie.

Edited by

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Mona Khazindar

Art historian Mona Khazindar is an expert on Arab visual arts in the modern and contemporary period, formerly director general of the Institute du Monde Arabe to which she was devoted for more than 20 years, and curator of  a large number of very important exhibitions. Mona  Khazindar  is the author of  Visions from  Abroad, Historical and Contemporary Representations of Arabia (Skira, 2019).

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