Jamal Abdul Rahim is a self-taught creator. His personal journey in the art world has allowed him the freedom to experiment, and occasionally stretch the boundaries of conventional image-making. Abdul Rahim began his artistic exploration as a printmaker, then he began developing a vibrant colour palette that draws inspiration from both Bahrain’s hot climate and his personal fascination with the tradition of artists such as Joan Miró.

A member of the Bahrain Arts Society, Abdul Rahim works in a range of media and has crafted twenty-five livres d’artistes.  From 1992, he participated in group exhibitions accross the Arab world. His accolades include the Second Prize of the Fourth Biennial of Sharjah in 1999, the Jury Prize in the Third Egyptian International Print Triennale in 1999, and First Prize in Mini Print Internationals in Spain and Argentina in 2004. His works are held in private and public collections in the Middle East and Spain. He currently lives and works in Bahrain.