MOHAMED KANOO ・Manama & Abu Dhabi

Mohamed Kanoo was born in Bahrein in 1963.

He is a self taught artist using modern techniques of Roy Lichtenstein, Kanoo paints in the contemporary Pop art style of Andy Warhol. On this journey of professional growth, Mohamed worked on portraits, automobiles, abstract, applied media, landscape, photography and calligraphy art.

He is one of the founders of Abu Dhabi’s first art gallery, the Ghaf Art Gallerya curating exhibitions.

He has also been challenged by perceived artistic prohibitions of his Islamic faith. Following the tragedy of 9/11, and the resultant negative cultural confrontation by the West, he has focused on achieving a successful artistic platform that presents a position from which he can reflect more positively an alternative view of contemporary Arabia.