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Abdullah Idrees is a painter from Jeddah who sells his oil works at Hewar Gallery in Riyadh and was according to Arab News a well known figure at a 2003 exhibition when they discussed a painting of his:

"a striking textural painting by Abdullah Idrees, at first seemingly of a decorated door, shows panels with a face behind it. The thought behind the piece is to raise the question whether the figure is evaluating the viewer from behind a cultural barrier or whether the viewer is sympathizing with what he assumes is a prisoner. If there is a consistency in the exhibition, it is the idea of duality, alternative viewpoints and conflicting though reconcilable perspectives."


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