Emirati, b. 1967, Abu Dhabi
JALAL LUQMAN Is an Emirati mixed media Artist, Sculptor, Curator and Author, an active personality in the UAE’s art scene for more than three decades.
Jalal Luqman is an Abu Dhabi based Artist, who has established himself as a significant Artist in the UAE and internationally, with exhibitions in New York, Kuwait, Tokyo, Egypt, Morocco, the Czech Republic, Washington DC, Beijing and the UK.
In 1996 Jalal introduced digital art to the UAE, making him the first to use Digital art not only in the UAE, but in the entire GCC region.
From there he swiftly gained fame as a mixed media Artist, utilizing his understanding of traditional media in his work with digital paint. His pioneering spirit gained him many firsts, such as the UAE’s digital Artist, The first freelance graphic designer, and first contracted Emirati website designer for major Government Agencies and large multinational corporations.
Jalal’s work breaks many limits in both meaning and material, combining computer software with metal, wood and other common materials to create works of art that transcend the limitations of the frame to engage and provoke the viewer.
With a Master’s Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries (MCCI), Jalal’s contribution to the Emirati art scene has expanded from only producing art to becoming an advocate for the development of other Artists in the UAE, setting up initiatives to promote art in the UAE.
With his significant knowledge and his extensive network in the Emirati Art Scene, many have relied on Jalal as an Advisor and Consultant on many projects and activities.
Jalal Luqman has been a member of numerous UAE delegations to many international art events as well as a public speaker for the promotion and advancement of art and Artists in the UAE, he has conducted many seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and universities nationally and internationally.
List of client list includes;
ADNOC, Samsung, HP, Abu Dhabi Media, Silicon Graphics, Mubadala, The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Ajman Tourism, Flash Events, The Royal Family, Abu Dhabi Dept of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Dubai Design District (D3), Dubai Culture, Miral.Read More Read Less