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NASSER AL ASWADI
Nasser was born in 1978 in Al Hujr Village, 20 km away from Taiz, Yemen. He studied architecture. He exhibited his first works in Sanaa in 2001. Since 2008, Nasser has been moving between Yemen and France.
Calligraphy to Nasser Al-Aswadi is a way to express feelings and thoughts without them being linked to the language. He deals particularly with Arabic letters, words, forms and its religious and musical sources. Nasser’s work is inspired by the recent events of Arab Spring, daily realities, rural landscapes, architecture, and public crowds on the streets.
He is keen to translate this experience into artistic creations, in each piece of work, Nasser picks a writing style that lends the best sense and passion to that particular work. Letters and words are not drawn on a straight line or horizontally, but painted and stacked separately and are identical to each other, tangled and lost in the imaginary space of the painting.
The purpose of using interlocking letters is to offer an artistic style of his own. Nasser has exhausted all the different styles of Arabic writing to create a world in which his work is abstract . He makes use of the energy and light of the words he selects. Writing is the core of his work and it strays from the normal usage of those terms to enable others to enter into a world of sign and visual language