Talal Al Zeid

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Biography
Born in 1981, the artist spent most of his life traveling and living in different countries, mainly throughout Europe. He then moved to the United States to pursue his higher education and is now living and working in Riyadh.
At a young age, most of the artist’s inspirations came from comic book heroes, classical cartoon characters and 80’s graffiti letterings. After taking art classes and having studied under Dennis Cigler, an American artist working and teaching arts in Rome, Italy, the artist got interested in portraits. He then explored different techniques and mediums and today paints with a combination of various styles to deliver his art in a contemporary way.

Background
The artist showcased his artwork in numerous exhibitions worldwide; from group to solo exhibitions, in addition to open studios and art fairs, such as Abu Dhabi Art Fair, MENAS Art Fair and Scope Basel. The artist also joined a residency program at AB Gallery in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Along with the artist’s local and international publications (Canvas Daily, etc.) some of his works are on public display (Yas Island, F1 Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE – King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture, Dahran – American Express Headquarters, Riyadh, etc.)
In recent years, the artist also collaborated with others to work on projects with names such as, REISS, Red Bull, GAP, etc.