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Mays Almoosawi, B. 1994
Oman

"Creating art doesn’t always mean you’re trying to fight a battle or prove something to the world, it could simply be a way for the artist to tell their unspoken story and express their hidden emotions to help others realize they’re not alone. "

Mays Al Moosawi is a 26 year old visual artist from Muscat, Oman. She decided to follow her dream of being an artist instead of what was expected of her from her society. Mays completed her BA in Illustration in Coventry in the United Kingdom that led her to becoming a full time artist today. Her focus on the female figure as her signature subject matter stems from Mays' view of the society she was raised in. The stories, insecurities and challenges women from her community experience greatly impacted Mays' identity growing up, where she felt the need to provide a voice and insight to the true expression these women possess. Mays' production is characterised as spontaneous and in the moment creations guided by her emotional state of mind.

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Credentials

Art fair participant
Regional media coverage

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Artist Statement

“I create to find my voice that was buried by culture, it taught me that perfection is the only story I could speak out loud or don’t speak at all.
Painting is a language that is hard to express by words.

Most of my artworks have female figures, which represents the society of women I was raised in, since an early age I was always surrounded by women, hearing their stories and insecurities had a huge impact on me growing up.”


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Selected Exhibitions

2020 Reel Oman at R House, Riyadh, KSA
2019 Christmas show, Matti Gallery
2019 Affordable Art Fair
2018 Oman Art Fair, Oman
2018 Young Emerging Artists, Stal Gallery, Oman
2017 Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery London, UK


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