Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Noura Bint Saidan
The artist, whose work has graced streets in London and Spain, has also participated in several art exhibitions, worked on live paintings at book exhibitions, and has done projects with Riyadh Municipality City. In addition, she has worked on a social campaign that aims to educate the general public on the importance of art. As an artist whose medium can vary from location to location, Bint Saidan explained to the online portal that during the course of creating any new mural, she modifies her work as she progresses, saying “I paint, modify and spontaneously change a lot. When I find something that really inspires me and encourages me to finish my work in one day.”
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The piece featured her characteristic freehand style blended with Arabic calligraffiti, utilizing colours complimenting Humanity House’s signature red.
“In Saudi Arabia it is not easy to be a graffiti artist, because it is not easy to draw outside. It was like a challenge for me. Now I have a lot of special places that the government ask me to do art – gardens, famous streets; and now we have made a huge project called Riyadh Art. It’s a vision to be the best city with art. So I think this is a great chance for us to do what we want in Saudi Arabia. My research was about how to use art in the street, because in my country – its desert, there’s no colours. The streets are boring with grey colours. We need colours. Because colour is part of your life; if you want to feel good, you need colours. So for me, the colour was the main point of this. To change our place to be more colourful and beautiful.”