Abdul Rahman Al Ma'aini

Emerging Omani artist Abdul Rahman Al Ma’aini employs intricate geometric design and expressive brush techniques in his vibrant and colourful paintings.

Born in 1975 in Oman, Al Ma’aini uses freehand drawing with staggering perfection in his abstract painting, while brilliant colours explode from the canvas, creating visually stimulating works. The Dubai-based artist, a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, has displayed work at various group shows in the UAE. This elaborate and atypical piece features what appears to be a man captured in an obscure pose and decked in women’s makeup. Painting in a bold, expressive style, Al Ma’aini has gained acclaim for his artwork, which have been featured in group exhibitions in Switzerland, Spain, Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.