About The Work
Musab’s paintings may look plain abstract paintings but a moment of thought provokes the feeling of a landscape, seascape or a cityscape. He uses acrylic as a medium to propel his work from a lifeless canvas into a work of art that paints a story of the country’s cultural lineage.
The use of the blues monotones overlapping the reds and the formations of grey has a lasting impression on the onlookers mind. He also does Still life with a blend of his abstract background, which is a unique style created by him, the paintings of doors, windows, and lanterns, is a proof of the artist’s desire to show the cultural reflection in his paintings.
Musab Al Rais
Emirati artist Musab Abdul Qader Al Rais has been experminting with art since his childhood, inheriting his talent from his father, renowned artist Abul Qader Al Rais. The 30-year-old engineering graduate's work is fashionably striking with the use of bold colours and tints to express the depth of space and forms in his watercolours.
The manner in which Musab's style has evolved - have taken his works on a new artistic high and demonstrate that technique is pivotal and not merely a secondary creative tool. The technique of painting the multi-colored layers are reminiscent of the treatment of drapery in Renaissance paintings, where the meaning that lies beyond the obvious.
The contemporary artist also uses acrylic as a medium to propel his work from a lifeless canvas into a work of art that paints a story of the country's cultural lineage and makes an unmistakable mark of Musab's Emirati identity.
Founded in 2013 in Abu Dhabi, EMAG organises significant art shows and local heritage exhibitions, creating bonds with the international art scene and with international academic institutions. In December 2016, EMAG was the first ever privately-funded gallery from the UAE to host a large-scale exhibition in Berlin, the art capital of Europe. The “Art Nomads: Made in Emirates” exhibition announced the arrival of Emirati artists in the international art world with numerous excellent reviews in German and international media, including Harper’s Bazaar magazine. In 2017, EMAG continued to promote leading Emirati and UAE-based international artists though its participation in art fairs around the world.