Hussein Al Muhssen was born on July 1971 and raised in Saudi Arabia where his boundless creativity and braveness in experiencing mysterious realms lead him to become an instrumental model for the young Saudi generation. The artist is well known for his contribution in enriching the art movement in Saudi Arabia as he is an active member of the Qatif Art Group and the Bahrain Art Society.
Throughout his journey, Hussein migrated from using dramatic contrasts of figures dispersed in black and white, etching, scraper board and wood in his work and moved onto using rich luminous colors and extenuating forms which take the viewer on a journey into limitless boundaries.
Hussein attended numerous training courses in Saudi Arabia and the United States of America and had his artwork featured in many group exhibitions, namely:
--In 1999, he participated in Al Janadriyah Festival in Riyadh and the Qatif Artists Group in Jeddah – Saudi Arabia.
-- In 2001, he participated in the Qatif Artists Group which was held at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran - Saudi Arabia.
-- In 2003, Hussein participated in the Five Artists exhibition in Vienna – Austria.
-- In the years 2004-2006, Hussein's artwork was featured at Al-Khobar Art group, Bahrain Arts Society, Art Center, and Summer Collection at XVA Gallery in Dubai-UAE and at the Arabic Art Festival in Beijing- China.
Hussein also participated in several Solo exhibitions, namely:
--In 2001, Hussein's first solo exhibition "Haven" was held at the Inma Gallery in Khobar - Saudi Arabia.
The next year, Hussein featured his work at the Aribick Gallery in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia.
Throughout the following years, he participated in "Espaces Pour Les Harbes" exhibition at the Art Center in Al-Khobar, "The Season of Return" at the Bahrain Arts Society and "Summer" at the Arab Heritage Gallery in Bahrain.
--In 2007, Hussein exhibited his collection "Blue Stories" at Desert Desgin in Al-Khobar and "Day" at Dar Al Funoon in Kuwait.
Hussein won first prize at the "Competition of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare" (GPYW) in Dammam in 2003 and won an award at the "First Assafir Competition" held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh in 2001.
Hussein has yet to break newer boundaries in his artwork as he plans to create newer and contemporary art forms that go on to deeper scales in which his journey is far long from its destination. This is the style of those capable of reaching, even after a while, a solidly knitted ground that no foot has ever stepped on.