The invitation read, “Dar Al Funoon has great pleasure to introduce to Kuwait one of its youngest talents.” Born in 1999 making him eleven years of age to date, he picked up his first paintbrush at the age of seven and is yet to put it down. With an eye for detail and a passion for color, Hamad Al Humeithan has lived up to his alias “Young Picasso” quite astoundingly. With a canvas ahead of him, and paint all around him, Hamad puts on his apron and approaches the canvas armed with his brushes.
Without a single pause, Hamad paints every thought that crosses his mind. He sees the colors unfolding and the strokes taking shape in his mind as he sets up to paint. “I see the finished painting in my mind,” he states with his eyes fixated on the canvas watching the strokes form from just a thought into reality. Obviously there’s no room for mistakes, no room to erase his work and start over, yet he paints on, fearlessly and without hesitation. He loves music and is passionate about what he does. It’s magnificent how such a young child can be this passionate about something as he is. As he watches his strokes unravel into a story, his spectators are in awe.
His style is that of Picasso’s, as though his art has been reincarnated into the form of a child’s vision. That art has dazzled everyone in England making him the subject of many conversations and news reports. Hamad has never even heard of Picasso even though his paintings would state otherwise, but he wasn’t shown any of Picasso’s pieces for him to emulate in his own vision. With elaborate strokes and a great understanding of color, Hamad has managed to show the world that his art comes from within him. The gift he has isn’t just that of creating, but it’s of enticing. During his live painting session at Dar Al Funoon, children and adults alike gathered around him watching him tell a story with color.
Hamad has his whole life ahead of him to create art, but for now his family’s aim is to make sure that he’s having fun doing what he loves most. Based in Bath, he dreams to someday exhibit his work in the renowned Tate Modern. While listening to music, and dancing around on his stool reaching for the top of the canvas, the bold, black lines he creates and the colors he chooses give his paintings a stronger feel. His dreams, his ideas, and the music playing around him are the inspirations that go towards a completed canvas. Already having exhibited in the United Kingdom and shown two pieces painted live in Kuwait, he’s ready to go back to the United Kingdom and continue making the people of Kuwait proud and possibly someday showcasing at the Tate Modern, making his dream come true.