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Young Saudi man unveils impressive paintings using “light and shadow”

After studying architecture in “Interior Design”, a young Saudi man decided to turn his ideas into artistic paintings through drawing and the art of the collection that he loved since his childhood,

 He began painting through the school of contemporary realism, or what is called “impressionist realism”, to provide distinctive works that can grow.

Salman Al-Amir, a plastic artist, explained to how he distinguishes his paintings by removing extraneous elements and relying on documenting the effects of light and shadows in the artwork, resulting in realistic artistic outputs that differ from traditional realism.

He said: “I started with realism and then impressionism, and reached the school of abstraction, after which I stopped drawing for more than 12 years,

Salman continued “then I decided to return on academic artistic foundations, and the first step was when I learned the basic rules of drawing skills, which are the correctness of the structural construction of things, and the correctness of color values ​​and shades.

I draw for two goals.

Al-Amir said, “I paint for two main goals, the first is rehabilitation so that I can be an artist on an academic basis and be able to use my tools and my vision of the idea and goal of art. The other goal is to transfer knowledge to the new and emerging generation.

He added, “The new generation needs aspects of culture in the history of arts, an understanding of art criticism theories, in addition to knowledge of the philosophy of art, to enable them to present creative and deep topics.”

Future aspirations

During his speech, Al-Amir confirmed that he has an obsession with merging architecture and plastic art, in contrast to his specialization in architecture, and seeks to achieve this dream.

He pointed out that there is no difference between artistic, literary, and architectural creativity.

Salman said: “artistic and architecture share the same tools, the first of which is liberating the creator from all restrictions, and making self-criticism the last step in the creative process.

Al Amir concluded “Every creative idea needs what is called brainstorming, and here we can see things.

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