Jamal Habroush Al Suwaidi (born October 1971) is an Emirati artist. Jamal’s artistic journey started at a young age, at the age of 14, participating in art competitions organized in his city. After graduating from high school, he went to the Sharjah Art Institute and took courses in drawing, sculpting and ceramics. He also attended workshops in the UAE (Sharjah Art Institute and Abu Dhabi University), France and Switzerland. Jamal won an award for his creativity at Abu Dhabi University in 2010. Jamal Habroush Al Suwaidi has met and gets influenced from so many masters in sculpture and calligraphy. He had classes in calligraphy so many well know calligraphers in the Middle East,
Most of Jamal’s work is associated with the environment of the UAE, combining aspects of nature, history and heritage. The artist enjoys visiting art museums and has travelled to many countries including Switzerland, France, Italy and Russia. Jamal’s works are included in numerous private collections. Jamal’s works can be founded in so many private and public collections.
“Our culture and heritage have been a source of inspiration. Forms and subjects such as oil, pearls, calligraphy, rhythm and sound inspire almost all of my work. Arabic calligraphy is one of my favorite; I like combining letters with other forms from nature with the aim of sharing the beauty of our language with others. When I was a student, I dreamt of creating art that highlights our cultural rich history. I am interested in combining the past and the future of our heritage in sculptures such as ‘Rhythms of Life’and ‘Seashell’. I travel a lot to understand other cultures, their lives, environment and inspiration behind art. I want to experience the classical, the modern and the contemporary. Travelling has made me realize that an artist bears a responsibility to create bridges between different cultures through his art.”
The major concern for Jamal Habroush Al Suwaidi stems from his relationship with the local environment of UAE, and what it comprises from both historical stereotactic notions, and concepts arising from change and prosper. In both dimensions, the artist works upon the significant idea and its endless innovations, along with his invoke on the perspective illustration by describing major aesthetic level for the awaited artistic corollary. Thus, he paves the way towards the anthropomorphism expressionism, and uniformed abstraction for the heritage of artistic elements that is visualized in its own beauty, outlined excellently as having its own contemporary value.