Maitha Abdalla

"Abdallah’s art reveals something unusual: a fascination with the more fearsome elements of Khaleeji culture – the folkloric beliefs that persisted to keep children and adults safe in a harsh physical environment."


The National, UAE

Mixed media artist Maitha Abdallah oscillates between the diaphanous, vibrant and surreal; her art is always marked by an atmosphere of reminiscence and nostalgia. Her paintings and mixed media works often evolve into series and articulate strong cultural narratives, they are assemblages of memory, travel and human interactions. Informed by exchanges and experiences, her socially driven commentaries on the human condition reveal astute, intuitive observations on the world around her in a narrative form.