Title Unknown

Nja Mahdaoui1982

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Mahdaoui is of a generation of Arab artists who studied abroad but sought inspiration from their traditional roots. Mahdaoui focused on the poetic quality of Arabic text, and invented a graphic style involving calligraphic works.Rose Issa, a curator, has described his work saying, "Mahdaoui is careful not to emphasize the meaning of words but stresses instead the visual effect of compositions. His 'calligrams evoke infinite pleasures in rhythms, fast or slow, born from tension of the wrist, somewhat in the manner of a melodic flow, rising and fading away".

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  • Title: Title Unknown
  • Creator: Naja Al-Mahdawi
  • Date Created: 1982
  • Physical Dimensions: 45 x 45 cm
  • Type: Screenprint
  • Medium: Screenprint on Paper