Hassan Meer

Born in 1972, Omani artist Hassan Meer grew up in the Omani capital, Muscat. Known for his abstract artwork and photography, Meer often reflects obscure symbols of spirituality in his paintings. He draws inspiration from examining myths, beliefs and rituals in Arab culture, creating pieces that both celebrate and critique spiritual practice. Meer often uses yellow and blue shades in his works, the yellow conveying a child-like emotional state and the blue representing the spirit of his hometown.

Meer, who holds a master’s degree in art from Georgia’s Savannah College of Art and Design, has also been celebrated for a series of photos about life in Oman during the 1960s and 70s. Meer has exhibited in Oman and around the world for two decades.