Archive for April 5, 2011

Artist of the moment…. letter and word artist Ahmed Moualla….

 

continuing on the theme of typography and calligraphy I found another great artist who uses calligraphy and some great colors for unique and expressive results.

Like the previous artist, this artist was born in Syria in 1958 and went to the university of Damascus and also went to study abroad in Paris.

 

I enjoy the art very much despite not knowing exactly what the message his words are trying to portray. The design and color are very harmonious. His works that have to do with the figure are very emotional since only tone is provided to the viewer.  Similar to Kathe Kolwitz etchings but these are done in paints. He has been in many high end art auctions such as Sothebys.

 

Below is a clip of the artist working, notice the large sizes of his work. Sorry I couldn’t locate English translations but check out the works done by the artist that appear during the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/AHMADJMoualla#p/u/0/Mraw3WkpZ3A

http://www.youtube.com/user/AHMADJMoualla#p/u/1/R2OU_vBK5X8

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/AHMADJMoualla#p/u/4/YHpat5Vdygk

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=271529946154

 

 

Artist of the moment…. Calligraphy master Khalid Al Saai

 

 

with all the bad publicity the mid east region is getting let us take a look at some artists trying to shape the world in a positive way.

This artist was born in Syria in 1970. He grew up in a house where he could see various artforms such as calligraphy, music, and painting.

By the time he was 18 he was known as a calligrapher. Perhaps more than for painting this artist is known for his use of Arabic Calligraphy.

 

At the first festival of International Calligraphers he won a prize for being among the 10 best. He works in oils acrylics and other mediums. It appears some of the pieces I have put here have a glossy sheen, perhaps he covers some pieces in resin when he is done. I am not sure.

 

He taught Arabic Calligraphy at the University of Michigan and has hosted many workshops in the states on Arabic Calligraphy.

The Thulth style of writing is used frequently by the artist. It involves making the letters into a triangle shape.

 

many clips of the artist working! BE READY to LEARN!

 

 

 

 

keep learning!

 

D