Should we write about who is Aziz Al Mudhaf ? Since he became an emerging star in Kuwait, everybody knows about him and his fan club is growing up. But for our readers from around the globe we include some biographical notes.
Aziz Al Mudhaf, 20 years old, born in Kuwait. Start to paint at the early age and during his artistic formation started from realistic and hyper- realistic style at the present day discovered his own style in the abstract expression. Held different exhibitions and participated in the group exhibition at Opera Gallery in Dubai. At the 2nd Contemporary Art Auction organized by Lulu Al Sabah 9th of February, 2011 his painting was sold over estimate. Favorite artists of Aziz are Francis Bakon and Jackson Pollock.
Yesterday Aziz held an extraordinary performance of action painting at American Inernational School where was invited by Angie Hani, teacher of visual arts, that organized this event Artistic Afternoon for her students after multiple requests to meet Aziz. (30 exclusive pictures)
One of the student read poetry in arabic dedicated to Aziz’s talent
it was A sensational afternoon! thanks Artkuwait for documenting this event and exposing Art at AIS. unforgettable!!!
Amira B. says
Wednesday 23 March 2011 was an unforgetable afternoon. Having a talented artist like Aziz Al-Mudhaf attend our school is a pleasure and a dream come true. The best advice that you gave us which is still in my mind, is to be myself and to create artworks with my likings and not what people would expect from me. Also, I still cant believe that Aziz Al-Mudhaf painted a canvas before my eyes. When he started painting with his hands, it seemed like he gave a new meaning to modern art emphasizing that it is important to feel what you are painting to truly call it ART!
Deema Al H. says
This Has been one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. For such a great and talented artist to come to our school and to perform in front of 50 people is an honor for us. This is something that I as a student have never experienced before. For such a talented artist like Aziz Al Mudhaf to come and create an artwork using his own hands and breaking the stereotype of art and how art is created by brushes but he came and created a canvas in an hour with his own hands was just mind blowing. He defines art with its true meanings. It was one of my best favorite art classes and I really hope Aziz can visit us again. 🙂
Noura Al Kandari says
Having Aziz AlMudhaf at our school was a wonderful experience. I have learnt so much about art and paint. It was a great pleasure because i learnt that nothing should stop you from creating art and that you should always experiment with the supplies. You should not just use the media properly, you can use it however you like the way you get comfortable with it. I have enjoyed the whole session and i was really interested because he works on top of the artwork using his hands. I really hope we can get the chance to meet him again.
Haya Al Sabah says
Aziz Al-Mudhaf was a true inspiration to not only me, but to all of us. I really enjoyed his visit to our school, he taught me a lot of things, from his personal life, to why he does art. We share some things in common which come from his background. This experience is definiantly one I will not forget.
Aziz Al- Mudhaf is a true inspiration. The love he was reflecting on to the artwork was reflected back to us as the audience. Having him come to our school and create an artwork infront of us was amazing! The only words that would come out of my mouth were “WOW, WOW, WOW” Not only did he inspire me to become a better artist but he also inspired me to become a better person. He taught me that even though some people might not always support our passion, doesn't mean we should just stop. Always do what you believe in because no one knows you as YOU know you. This experience was truly and deeply my first experience that i will never forget and probably not have the chance to come across again. Thank you Aziz for being who you are, and inspiring us to become better artists and better believers!
Leen Bou Nasser Eddine
Rawan Abdelaatty says
Wednesday 23 March 2011 is a day that I will never forget! It is a day that I will always cherich and be thankful for. To have a famous and amazing artist visit our school is a once in a life time opportunity. The fact that Aziz Al Mudhaf created an artwork right before our eyes in only one hour is jsut mindblowing. (The artwork is increadible). Aziz was so honest in all the questions that were asked and he was open to speak about all aspects of his life in addition to his art.He is a wonderful person. I was able to learn so much from this experience such as breaking the boundaries of Art and experimenting with new things, as well as believing in myself and my abilities. Aziz Al Mudhaf is definitely an inspiration to me as an artist and as a person because he assisted me to never give up on my goals and strive for excellence. This day has been just a “WOW” day. Thankyouu Aziz for sharing your art and your life with us and giving us hope/advice as students. I really appreciate it. You will not be forgotten! 🙂
P.S. THANKYOUU Mrs.Hani so much for making this day happen and allowing it to be awesome!
Austin Klausen says
When Aziz came to our school on Wednesday 23rd, you could feel the vibe in the room. Everyone was so intent and ready to soak up his styles. The style of painting Aziz uses is amazing and shows how specific detail can be shown through numerous layers of paint. My favorite quote from Aziz that afternoon was when he said, “Don't let the people who are negative about your art affect the way YOU create it, prove them wrong.” (Aziz Al-Mudhaf) Thank you Aziz for taking the time out of your day to create an amazing artwork in front of us. And thank you Mrs. Hani for inviting Aziz to the school and making the event happen. The experience was amazing!
Aziz Mudhaf was a huge inspiration to me and to alot of people
everything about him made me question alot of things
i have never seen someone who had so much faith in himself, but no faith from his surroundings achieve something as Aziz Mudhaf did. The main thing that really stood out to me that his faith and confidence in his work made him who he is today, also the fact that he dosent stick to the status quo was even more intriguing
I truley enjoyed Aziz Mudhaf's presence and his words taught me alot
Thank you Aziz for taking the time to show us your talent
GHADA AL FARAJ
Ala'a El Dirini says
Aziz Al Mudhaf is a true inspiration to me, and i love everything he does. I enjoyed watching him work very much, and i honestly felt the passion behind his artworks. I hope he'll be succesful because he has all the aspects to be a great artist. I'm honered that i met Aziz, and i wish him the best. He had proven to me that you don't need support, or help if you are really determined to do something.You really showed me that you can take charge of your life just by believing in what you love. Thankyou again for coming Aziz, I think your pretty awesome (:
Aya Kanafani says
Having to meet a phenomenal artist Aziz Al-Mudhaf at AIS on Wednesday 23 March 2011 was a dream come true. It was a wonderful and an unforgettable afternoon. Aziz Al-Mudhaf is an amazing artist with lots of talent and a beautiful personality. He is a very open minded and honest person. He answered all the questions honestly regarding his life and his love to art. During the last hour of the artistic afternoon Aziz Al-Mudhaf has completed an unbelievable artwork using his hands. I have learned so many things that afternoon. I was able to understand that being myself self is better than having people telling me what to be; so believing in what I think is right will help me believe in my ideas and my talent in art. Aziz Al-Mudhaf not only has said it but he has proved it as well, while creating his incredible artwork. Aziz al-Mudhaf has made me understand how important art is and never to give up on it. I thank you Aziz so much for joining us and inspiring us with your great ideas and advise. I wish you the best in life and future career. This day will never be forgotten in art with our amazing teacher Mrs. Hani. Thank you Mrs. Hani for making this opportunity occur.
Aya Kanafani – AIS Grade 10
When I had entered the room on Wednesday the 23rd, I was quite surprised to what I had seen in the room, for there was nothing really there, such as supplies that he would need for the artwork he would be creating for us. Yet after he had introduced himself and answered a few questions, he pulled out his own supplies and began to play his own music whilst using his HANDS as the paint brushes, very rarely using the paint brushes he had brought only to splatter the paint around the canvas. It was then quite amazing to hear his story and his struggle to become who he is today because of the lack of support he had from his parents and friends, and how he wasn't able to go to college and practice his skill even more because of the lack of the Art Community in Kuwait. However the main thing I had learned from him that day was that no matter if you have a million supporters or none, it is still you who is your number one supporter.Thank you Aziz Al Mudhaf
Khouloud El-Ariss says
I have to say that the afternoon we spent with Aziz was truly inspirirational. Standing right in front of an emerging, talented and ambitious artist, listening to him talk, and watching him create art is beyond words. I have to say that I learned tremendously from this experience, and every little thing that Aziz said is going to help me grow, develop, and mature as an artist. He has taught me the importance of being the artwork when creating art, to put forth as much life and sincerity, as well as to create art the way you interpret it. Being able to take a path in life with no support whatsoever expresses the amount of perseverance, determination, as well as passion that he as an artist holds. Never before have I seen an artist create with his two bare hands, creating such gestural, lines forming a rhythm and harmonious effect. The amount of lines at different direction, as well as the amount of texture he created builds up a meaningful, magnificent artwork. One could directly tell how he was living every moment of it due to the focus and the control he had over the large canvas. Just watching him gave me Goosebumps. I enjoyed every moment, and I truly believe that this was a once in a life time experience. Thank you once more Aziz.
Last Wednesday, on the 23rd of March, everyone walked around with a spring in their step, we were all excited to see Aziz personally, it was a once in a life time opportunity. The excitement was worth it. Listening to Aziz answer questions about his art and his struggles to get to the amazing stage he's at now is so inspiring, then seeing him paint live was even better. Especially because he created an amazing artwork using only his hands in less than an hour. Watching him was truly an experience im never going to forget, thank you so much for coming to see us!
Mariam Al Tabbakh says
I really dont know where to start. First of all it was an honor and my pleasure having the artist Aziz Al Mudhaf visit us at AIS. I never thought that I would meet an artist! It was like a dream come true for me. I personally think that Aziz Al Mudhaf is a famous and inspirational artist, thats why I was looking forward to meeting him. The questions asked by us (students) made me know more about Aziz, whether it was his obstacles, experiences, and goals. His advices that were given in his speech made me think deeply about art, and gave me more tips about art. Whats unique about Aziz is that like he said he doesnt use a paint brush for his paintings, however he uses his fingers. The main thing I learned is while painting, the more movement the artist makes around the piece of art, the fancier the artwork will be. His painting me love art even more. I appreciate the fact that Aziz attended AIS and gave us an amazing speech, also gave us a chance to meet him! Thank you Mrs.Hani for bringing him and thank you Aziz for visiting us!
Sulaiman Alsager says
When i entered art class i thought it would be boring with just another artist with another paint, but once i saw him paint with his hands and getting messy with it, only one word came into my mind. WOW
Anfal Al Baqsami says
Being introduced to Aziz Al Mudhaf prior to his arrival at our school was normal, it felt like just another artist study. However, when i entered the class room to find Aziz it felt different; he was different. He had his own style and sense of personality. Aziz was a great inspiration. I found him as a person who let nothing stand in the way of his dreams. He loves art, and went forth with creating different and expressive pieces. The segment of time that Aziz answered our questions felt like an honest & open discussion he had now pressure and accepted all questions; answering them honestly… I learned from Aziz that one should not follow except his path, and admire the things he loves most. A true artist will only do what they see to be right.. And most importantly to do what you like and not what other people expect from you.
I thank Aziz for putting aside his work and coming to visit us, and I also thank Mrs. Hani for putting together such an event.
Salma Mebed says
It was a once in a lifetime chance to see an artist in action, and it was an amazing experience! The fact that Aziz answered all the questions honestly had an even bigger influence on the students, it showed them to not be afraid of your background and of who you are. Aziz said that his family wasn't supportive whatsoever of his style for art. He still didn't let that stand in his way, and I found that remarkable.
The artwork Aziz has made is amazing, not only because of the way it looks, but also the way he created it. He has never used the type of paint he was using, and so he decided to experiment with it. Also, Aziz doesn't use brushes a lot. He likes to use his hands, and I don't blame him, because in the end, it's an amazing artwork.
He also doesn't plan out his artworks, and I personally think that's a pretty cool way of working, because when you plan out something, you have to follow it so it can turn out as you wanted. However, if you just go ahead and spill all of your feelings onto a canvas, then that's more artistic, more of your style, and more of YOU.
I love the fact that he listens to music as he works on his artworks, because that makes him think more, and it gets him more into the zone.
Thank you, Aziz, for coming to our school. Now we have a unique story to share.
When we met Aziz al Mudhaf, it was a day to remember forever. Being able to experience this day with such an inspiring young artist was a dream come true. I loved watching him create his artwork, because his process was truly amazing. Watching him create art was inspiring to all of us, especially since he is an Arab artist so we can relate to him. I believe Aziz has a bright future ahead of him, and i do believe one day he will be a famous artist recognized by the rest of the world because of his truly amazing path of artistry. It was truly a day to remember.- Jana Fayyad
Farah Marafie says
Defining Wednesday the 23rd of March into one paragraph is challenging, but I'm going to try my best. As soon as we met the famous artist Aziz AlMudhaf, you can automatically feel reality into his words which reflect his artworks. Kindly, Aziz had agreed to paint an artwork in front of us all with a matter of MINUTES. In the begging he was using bold and thick colors which I loved, and later on continued detail throughout the artwork. The inspiration and positivity Aziz spread throughout the day was just AMAZING. I think Aziz has drilled something so simple yet meaningful into each individuals mind. Do not stop doing what you love because others disagree, continue doing what you love until the people around you ADJUST to it.
Define Aziz in 3 words? Amazing! Inspirational! Talented!!!
WOW!!!!! What an honor for all of us it was to meet such a talented artist.
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Saad Tayee says
Wednesday, March 23, 2010 was truly an unforgettable day for me. It was my first interaction with a world-reknowned artist. The event itself was an organized one that provided the students with a unique learning experience, and Aziz Al-Mudhaf with an environment that allowed him to discuss every topic with no hesitation; as well as paint an actual artwork in front of a live audience. I was interested to see how attending the prestigious JAMMART Festival in Dubai would impat the way he painted, and watching him perform exceeded my expectations. His use of bold colors and willingness to take risks inspired me and made him a bigger man in my eye. It was an inexplicable experience meeting such a character and i hope to do so again in the near future.
Thank you Mrs. Hani for providing me with this oppurtunity.
And thank you Aziz Al-Mudhaf for opening my mind to a world a never knew existed.