Award winning Omani artist exhibits 18 oil paintings of His Majesty at ROHM

The Royal Opera House Muscat held the formal opening ceremony yesterday evening for QABOOS, an exhibition of 18 portraits of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, honouring His Majesty during the season of the 47th National Day celebrations.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sayyid Kamil Fahad Mahmood Al-Said, Assistant Secretary General for the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, Member of the Board of Directors, Royal Opera House Muscat. This exhibition is in line with Royal Opera House Muscat’s mission to support emerging young Omani artists.
This is the first solo exhibition of home grown artist Shaker Jalal, winner of the National Portrait of His Majesty Competition in 2015. Omani Shaker has been painting and studying His Majesty since 2004 and this exhibition is a culmination of over a decade of dedication to the subject. His portraiture is a study in hyper realism and his canvases display an unerring eye for detail and colour, capturing His Majesty’s likeness with stunning accuracy. Shaker Jalal has been representing Oman on an international scale for a number of years. In 2014 he was part of an exhibit in Brazil and in 2015 in the UAE.
The main lobby of the Royal Opera House will act as a gallery for the exhibition, with the 18 large scale portraits displayed on easels. Information about the artist will be available as part of the exhibition and the artist himself will curate the show.
The exhibition entitled ‘Qaboos’ opens to the public today at the Royal Opera House Muscat, will run from the 13th to the 25th November 2017 and is open Saturday to Thursday from 8.30am til 5.30pm as a complimentary event.