More than 100 students from 16 colleges across the Sultanate, including the coastal region, participated in Red Bull Doodle Art. Hosted in Oman for the second time, the unique competition gave students a platform to translate their inspiration and imagination into art.
All entries from across the Sultanate were displayed at a gallery hosted at the Scientific College of Design. From the top 10 a winner only one could come out on top to compete against winners from across the globe. The three judges included Sara Al Belucci (a Sultan Qaboos University graduate in Art Education and a member of the Omani Society for Fine Arts), Liubov Nikitina (a multidisciplinary artist with global experience of solo and collective exhibitions) and Romila Siriwardana (an artist with more than 10 years industry experience in the field of digital and graphics).
Shortly after the winner announcement, design student, Daniel Parera said: “I didn’t expect to win this competition as there were many great works from many wonderful people – who all did great.”
This is not the first time Parera has won a Red Bull competition revolving around art. Last year in 2016, ahead of the Red Bull F1 Showrun, Parera won Red Bull Helmet Art. His winning helmet design was brought to reality and worn by Scottish driver David Coulthard when he took to the wheel of the Constructors’ Championship winning machine. After the event, Parera went home with the autographed helmet.
Parera will now be part of the global final: A virtual reality experience. Along with other national winners, he will get the unique experience to compete in the Global Final where they will be coached on how to up level their 3D artistic skills and create their final piece of art by painting in 3D.
The final masterpieces will be exhibited at a Global Virtual Gallery, where art lovers can fully experience doodles in virtual reality from around the world! The global winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Doodling is a universal habit that unites students and cultures all around the globe. Everyone does it! More than 50 thousand students from over 1000 universities in more than 40 countries will be highlighting how they interpret Doodle Art including Oman, which is being held in partnership with Omantel.