Saudi artist Obaid Alsafi discusses his Ithra Art Prize-winning work

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DUBAI: Saudi conceptual artist Obaid Alsafi was born in 1991 in Wadi Ad-Dawasir, which he describes as an intersection of the vast desert and green farms.  

“There was a contradiction, and through that contradiction it was as if I was seeing day and night,” Alsafi, who is now based in Riyadh, tells Arab News. “I understand that this contradiction enriches a person: You can’t appreciate light without darkness, and vice versa.”  

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