Kuwaiti graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf poses at his office in Hawalli, May 1, 2013. After two lacklustre decades, Kuwait is experiencing a quiet revival of an arts scene once known as the most avant-garde in the Gulf, thanks to a new generation eager to tackle sensitive issues using cutting-edge art forms. Sharaf has produced work about his native Kuwait, such as a poster showing the parliament building made of bones or pieces about free speech, inspired in part by the explosion of democratic debate in North Africa and the Middle East sparked by the Arab Spring uprisings. He says he has not faced any restrictions in Kuwait, but adds he keeps his works subtle and any criticism indirect. Picture taken May 1, 2013. To match Feature KUWAIT-ART.
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