Arab Today, arab today the writing is on the wall at mussawir gallery
Last Updated : GMT 03:11:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

The writing is on the wall at Mussawir Gallery

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today The writing is on the wall at Mussawir Gallery

Dubai - Arab Today

Mention the word calligraphy and the mental image you conjure is is probably a clichéd portrayal of something considered to be very Arabic and very traditional. Not so with the latest show at Mussawir Gallery in Al Quoz in Dubai. Resonating Script showcases the work of 11 artists from Pakistan who have all taken Arabic lettering and interpreted them in fresh, inspiring ways. “We have a lot of diversions of calligraphy here; every artist has a different style, which is really not easy,” says Mohamad Ramzan, a co-founder of the gallery. “Usually with calligraphy you see artists following one style and copying from each other but in Pakistan every one has their own style and that’s what we want to show.” Different strokes Another special element to this exhibition is that it includes such a vast range of artists – from Noreen Akhtar, a 27-year-old who enjoyed her first exhibition in Dubai just last month, to the late Sadequain and Gulgee, both Pakistani masters whose works are considered highly coveted collectable items. “These artworks are not easily available even in Pakistan because these artists are dead. I had to acquire them from private collectors,” says Ramzan. The two Sadequain works are painted on leather and the Gulgee pieces are composed of abstract calligraphy, made from mixing colour and painting with one wide brushstroke. Made for Dubai Every artwork in the show, other than the pieces from the masters, was completed with the Mussawir show in mind. Highlights include Jamshed Qaisar, who is a teacher at Lahore’s famed National College of Arts and who uses a freehand single stroke and repetition of one or two words in different compositions. From a distance the pieces make up images that appear abstract but up close the shapes are made from words. Then there is Shakil Ismail, who works with glass and ornamental items to make incredibly detailed sculptures and wall hangings that stretch the boundaries of the forms of the letters. Akhtar’s fine detailed minimalist works are also masterfully executed and show great promise. “The main motive is to introduce Pakistani artists to Dubai and to open the door to them on an international level,” says Ramzan. Another artist, M?A Bukhari, who carves Islamic phrases into thick paint with a knife, sold all four of his paintings before the exhibition had even opened, which illustrates the popularity of this kind of work. Ejaz Gallery In 1998, Ramzan founded Ejaz Gallery in his home city of Lahore. At the time, it was the largest private gallery space in Pakistan, with an area of more than 12,000 square feet. It is thanks to his connections and passion for the art from his motherland that Ramzan has managed to host such a comprehensive exhibition in Dubai. When he founded Mussawir in December last year, with the other co-founder Naila Fancy, they both wanted to show the rest of the region and the world what Pakistan had to offer. “We have a lot of artwork in a lot of different directions, not just calligraphy – we hope to showcase a lot more artists over the next few months,” concludes Ramzan.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today the writing is on the wall at mussawir gallery Arab Today, arab today the writing is on the wall at mussawir gallery

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today the writing is on the wall at mussawir gallery Arab Today, arab today the writing is on the wall at mussawir gallery

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today A no-frills business success

GMT 07:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

A no-frills business success
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan

GMT 07:58 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today New Zealand opposition looks

GMT 10:35 2017 Thursday ,14 September

New Zealand opposition looks
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

GMT 12:04 2017 Monday ,18 September

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show
Arab Today, arab today Horia Farghaly happy for success of “Case G”

GMT 12:14 2017 Monday ,18 September

Horia Farghaly happy for success of “Case G”
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:31 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Eman Al Assy receives three offers

GMT 05:05 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Pregnant woman's suicide roils China

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 04:26 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Opioid overdose deaths take 2.5 months

GMT 11:40 2017 Monday ,18 September

Russia and Iraq restore air travel

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:56 2017 Friday ,15 September

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday