Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sulafa Kurdi - One of the "O" artists :)

Cacao Sampaka opening in Khobar (photographed by Sulafa Kurdi)

Sulafa Kurdi, one of the artists chosen to participate in Oasis Magazine's "O" exhibition, has started her own company (, is a freelance photographer, and a graphic designer. She has recently covered the opening of Cacao Sampaka in Khobar (covered in Oasis Magazine's 11th issue).

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Oasis Magazine Issue 11 - In Stores Now

The lomography camera is pointing at you!

In her debut at Oasis Magazine, Neama A. Al-Sudairy, an art-ographer that enjoys experimenting in the dark room and playing with different mediums, shows her creative wit on the cover and throughout this issue. After obtaining her BA in cultural anthropology from George Washington University, she took art courses and workshops in Boston, New York and Paris.

Al-Sudairy compares her artwork to: "an unplanned cruise in a car around busy streets in a foreign country." She says that she takes: "a big chance and I explore without any agenda. It's like you have no idea where you are, and you are getting lost along the way, and you are seeing things that are so beautiful that you are happy you are lost." And how does she end a piece? "All of a sudden, it is dusk and the sky has turned sepia tones, making it necessary to find my way back. It gets darker and the scenery has changed which alarms me a bit. I see old cemeteries, dilapidated houses, garden patches, and ancient wells that drew water for ages. I feel apprehensive, but the beauty I saw hours before stays in my head and I must put it down before it totally escapes me. I drive around and around looking for familiar landmarks, the anxiety builds up and then, I am on the right track. I have just spent precious moments creating an experience to cherish."

Check out Neama's other works throughout the 11th issue of Oasis.

Neama was one of the emerging artists chosen by Oasis Magazine's "O" art exhibition... Read more about the exhibition in the magazine and see more work from all the artists in O's catalogue below...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Neama Al-Sudairy - One of the "O" artists :)

Neama Al-Sudairy, one of the artists chosen by Oasis Magazine for its first art exhibition, was chosen by Oasis to create its latest cover and some of the delightful section headers (see above).

Monday, 5 April 2010

Samah AlRajhi - One of the "O" artists :)

At Oasis Magazine's "O" Exhibition

Samah's winning greeting card (Papermoon & Oasis Competition)

Samah's book "How Does Happiness Look Like"

Samah AlRajhi, one of the artists chosen by Oasis Magazine for its first art exhibition, shows her talent in the latest issue of Oasis (issue 11) with her winning creative design for Papermoon & Oasis' greeting card competition. Read the interview with Samah Al-Rajhi in this latest issue of Oasis. And, read all about her book in Book Reviews! :)

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Al Zeid & Abujabal - "O" artists :) exhibition

Sketches & Studies: An Art Exhibition by Talal & Abdalrahman

Talal Al Zeid & Abdalrahman Abujabal, two artists who were chosen to participate in Oasis Magazine's "O" Exhibition have joined hands and are now exhibiting their work in this joint exhibition.

Venue: AD Studio
Time: April 7-9 (5:00-8:00 pm)
Location: Safwa Center, Gate 3, Ground floor, Behind Sadhan Hypermarket in Sulaimania