Unfortunately, as an artist I feel I am unappreciated in Kuwait, and [have] always had the feeling [that] my work [would] be recognised abroad. There is so much talent and creativity in Kuwait, but [artists are] not getting the right exposure or support, compared with other countries. [This is the case for both] emerging and established artists; it is mainly about your connections. It is also sad that galleries have unidentified criteria when it comes to exhibiting, and art galleries in Kuwait don’t necessarily show fine art, but also arts & crafts, and also host fashion events. With all due respect, it makes them lose their credibility as [representatives of] fine art. [The galleries] feel like [too much like] businesses, and rarely do you find anyone who is willing to take a bet on upcoming artists.
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