This May, we interviewed the graffiti genius, Turki Al Romaih. Al Romaih, who was the art director at 966 Box Park and also performed live graffiti at Matha8, has recently started a new initiative called Tkween – which aims to create innovative ways of giving.
Art is merged with the concept of helping others and proceeds of each artwork are donated to help the less fortunate. This Ramadan they created artistic pop art posters that reflect Saudi Youth culture. The aim is to help a man who was imprisoned as he was unable to pay back his debts. Tkween has already raised half the money and is working on raising the other half.
“We believe that the smallest gestures make the biggest difference. We also believe that the ability to give back and help others is embedded in us as human beings, as Saudis and most importantly as Muslims.”
I also love this piece titled “Restless,” something that took me 13 failed attempts to get to. I got close results but they weren’t the image I had created in my head. When I finally got it, I had never felt more satisfied in my life.