Talal Al Zeid
Artist & Graffiti Creator
Born in 1981, Saudi artist Talal Al Zeid was raised in Europe and studied in the U.S. for higher education. Growing up, he was influenced by Hi Hop culture and Abstract Expressionism and pursued Graffiti Art.
Along that, Pop art, classical cartoon characters, comic books heroes, 80s graffiti prints and underground scenes have played a role in shaping his art. His "graffiti-esque" profiles are his identifiable depiction of humanity's faces through monochrome enigmatic portraits.
Al Zeid collaborated on numerous projects with global brands such as REISS, Red Bull, GAP, American Express and Adidas. Today, he lives and works in Riyadh where his studio is.
The artist showcased his works in numerous exhibitions and art fairs, such as Scope Basel, Vienna Art Fair, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Art Curial in Paris and more.
He also joined a residency program at AB43 Contemporary (AB Gallery, previously) in Switzerland and created public art for Shubbak Festival in London, UK.
Along with the artist's publications (Canvas Daily, etc.) some of his works are on public display at the British Council in London, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture in Dahran and other entities as well.
Additionally, the artist collaborated on projects with global brands such as, REISS, Red Bull, GAP, American Express and Adidas.