Jalal Luqman

Jalal Luqman (UAE) is considered to be one of the pioneers in Emirati Art, Limitless in his approach he is a mixed media Artist to the word, creating art out of anything, Digital Art, traditional, metal, steel, wood and plastic. With this arsenal of media familiarity, Luqman has created artworks that transcend the limits or confines of the frame to reach out and provoke the viewer. He confesses that his work may not be beautiful, but it is meaningful.

Luqman introduced Digital Art to the UAE in 1996, and swiftly moved to becoming a mixed media artist utilizing his understanding of traditional media along with digital paints. Luqman’s work is limitless in both meaning and material, transforming metals, wood and other common materials into pieces of art that transcend the limits of the frame to reach out and provoke the viewer.

Luqman has managed to become a significant name in the Emirati art scene as well as internationally, holding international exhibitions in New York, Kuwait, Tokyo, Egypt, Morocco, the Czech Republic, Washington DC, Beijing and the UK. Jalal Luqman’s unflinching approach has landed him many firsts in his career; First Emirati Digital Artist, First Freelance Graphic Designer, the first contracted Emirati website designer.

With a Masters Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries(MCCI), Jalal Luqman’s contribution to the Emirati art scene has expanded from only producing artworks to being an advocate for the progression of Emirati artists as well as his individual initiatives to promote art in the UAE.

He has conducted many seminars and workshops in schools, colleges and universities nationally and internationally, as well as being a public speaker for the promotion of art in the UAE and a member of UAE delegations to many international art events.

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