The Middle East’s leading international art fair, Art Dubai, has just taken place. With it, talent from across the region shared their work spanning countless disciplines. Thinking outside the box, three artists pick up their brushes, pens, and palettes to create their own masterpieces. The only difference? Their canvas is a face. That’s right, these are makeup artists.
Hessa Alajaji inspired by Abdulmohsen Al Rowais
Saudi artist Abdulmohsen Al Rowais’s graphic art was an inspiration to fellow Saudi and makeup artist Hessa Alajaji. Inspired by the region’s heritage and tradition, his work is abstract and ever evolving, moving from canvas to walls, ceramics, and everyday objects. “I discovered Al Rowais quite recently, but I fell in love with his art from the get-go. I love how simple and minimal it is, but still not empty by any means,” Alajaji explains. For her look, Alajaji worked with blues and reds to create a minimal, but statement look. “I love how one dimensional his work is, but he still can give you a lot of layers in his art! I just really enjoy shapes,” she adds.