For many years, the Yemeni artist, Muhammad Saba, has used his brushes to spread the heritage and culture of his country, which has been suffering from the pain of war for nearly 8 years.
Researcher Muhammad Saba resides in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, and continues to publish his artistic message from exile, hoping to create an aesthetic and artistic reality far from the pains of war and the repercussions of the conflict. Muhammad began drawing from an early age, when he used to draw with the few available pens due to the great scarcity of drawing tools, libraries, and materials for plastic art. He began his attempts to draw with ordinary pencils in which he was studying in the basic stage, and indicates that in the secondary school stage he moved to buying drawing tools from the city, after his life was confined to the countryside of Ibb Governorate during the first school stages.
Muhammad held art exhibitions during his studies at the university, in addition to holding an art exhibition during his graduation in 2007, when Ibb Governorate was then the capital of culture in Yemen, and he participated at that time with a painting on the famous ancient Yemeni queen "Balqis".
Outside the country, Muhammad had the first art exhibition in Cairo in 2016, and it contained 30 paintings. The exhibition was titled "Yemen's Heritage... Past and Present." In the following year (2017), he held an art exhibition under the slogan "Yemen, the Cradle of Civilization."
In 2018, he held an art exhibition at the Academy of Arts in Cairo, entitled "Yemen... Artistic Excerpts", which contained 50 paintings.
Artist Muhammad Saba loves a lot of what his country enjoys from a unique folklore, which made him focus a lot on spreading this field in the past years, and as a result he specialized in "popular heritage" while studying a master's degree in Cairo, which created him a greater passion for this heritage.
The artist Muhammad Saba drew many attractive artistic paintings, most notably paintings of Yemeni heritage, villages and landscapes, including historical paintings of Yemeni civilization, in addition to paintings that express the current conflicts, wars, pains, etc., And about the difficulties he faced in his artistic field, he says, "I faced obstacles in education and postgraduate studies, such as the cessation of scholarships for students studying abroad, and the cessation of salaries for government employees inside Yemen, in addition to the problems that the ongoing conflict left us with, such as continuing our artistic career outside the country instead of at home." There is a lot of suffering that we face, and it is related to the repercussions of the war in Yemen.
With regard to the future plans that he intends to work on, Mohammed states that he "intends to continue plastic art and work to revive, promote and preserve popular cultural heritage, hold conferences and exhibitions and publish research related to everything that serves Yemeni heritage and culture. He indicated that he would be keen to work with specialists in the cultural field. In order to preserve the heritage of Yemen and introduce it externally and internally