The Greatest Maldivian Visual Artists of the 21st Century

This is a list of Maldivian artists whose work deserve more recognition. I consider all of these people to be living legends. The importance of their work will only be seen in the years to come. 

I decided to create this list as there is a severe lack of introspection among the Maldivian art community. We are always looking outwards for inspiration when there is so much good work being put out amongst ourselves. It is not complete, but I see that as a good thing. It just means that there is more yet to discover and more yet to come. 

So, in no particular order, here are some of the greatest Maldivian Visual Artists of the 21st century. 

STRIPED COCO 

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Things that grew Acrylic & oil pastels on wood panel

Nostalgia
Digital Illustration

A memoir
Hand drawn digital illustration.
Recreation of an early photographer Mr Ali Najeeb's work

Ink & Sharpie on cardboard

Dwellers of the Midnight Sea

The Lunatic is on the Grass

Newborn (2012)
Linocut

Badhoora
Ink & Pen on Paper

PSYCHONAUTFROMATLANTIS / MOOSA MAMDHUH

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Badi Edhuru
Digital
Part of the series "Asura's Isle"
 

Kaddevi
Digital
art of the series "Asura's Isle"

Vigani
Digital
art of the series "Asura's Isle"

Watercolours and Artiline

Ballpoint and Adobe Photoshop

Lily's Floral Crowns
Unipin and Adobe Photoshop

AFU / AFZAL SHAAFIU

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Guardians
60x70 cm
Oil on Canvas

To the Sea
60x70 cm
Oil on Canvas

New series that the artist is working on

DIGITAL CHEMIST ARTS / SHIMHAQ98

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Deviant Art 
Behance
Society6

Digital

Kamana
Digital

Whale Shark Galaxy
Digital

BULHAA

Watercolour 

Childhood Memories

Collaboration with Jay

Collaboration with Jay

Indifferent

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Sinking Society

ARAAKAA / MOHAMED IKRAM

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Behance
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Vague History
15.5 x 23.5 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
(2013)

Song 1
Pen and Acrylic on Watercolour paper

Bappa (Dad)
Oil on Canvas Paper

IBRAHIM ARAFATH

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Crazy

Music

A Jury of Wolves

Catharsis
Oil Painting

Seize
Oil Painting

The Vacant Particle
Oil Painting

HUZEIMATH ABDULLAH

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Gadheemee Flag for Kings ( In red)
An era when we had slaves......
Poster colour on paper

Gadheemee Flag for Royal Ladies ( In red)
Poster colour on paper

Gadheemee Flag for "Huvadhoo Vaaruverin" 
Huvadhoo Atoll Chief ( Black with red & white bands)
Poster colour on paper

TOXI_CREW

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