MEDIA: Mixed media digital print on wood
SIZE: 50 x 60 cm
Anan Al-Olayan was born in 1976 and is Saudi Arabian by birth. She lives between London and Al-Khobar and travels frequently, drawing inspiration from these differing cultural experiences. She is a self-taught artist who creates digital composite images using insertions of drawings and photographs.
Her work is termed “digital fine art” and is represented for the first time by Lahd Gallery as well as participating at the Singapore Art Fair in 2014 and at Le Salon de Lahd in 2015. She also completes mixed media paintings and collages on both wood and canvas. Her initial calling was an academic one, following parental expectations. Her first career was Microbiologist and medical researcher.
However there are voices that will never be silenced and after years of studying Art in workshops and courses it was clear her calling lay elsewhere. It is obvious Al-Olayan’s interest lies within the minutiae of Malika’s mind in this set of paintings. The unseen world beneath the microscope lens is populated by a multitude of detail and images that are usually unseen.