Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Two-dimensional calligraphy by artist Madny Al Bakry

Madny Al Bakry was born in the tropical island of Zanzibar. He grew up in an environment which was a visual feast of harmonious colours enhanced by tropical sunlight. His childhood continues to influence his work to this day and is the driving force behind his creativity.

Madny’s works present a new visual stimulation for his audience. Unlike the traditional two-dimensional Arabic calligraphy in limited colours, Madny’s work is unusual in its colour palette. His distinctive style and exquisite use of colours and themes have an ethereal quality while his presentation is contemporary and elegant. Providing depth and perspective, his eye catching works lures the senses of the connoisseurs.

Madny Al Bakry now lives and works in Muscat, Oman. His work will be shown at Lahd Gallery until December 14, as part of the exhibition 'Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of The Written Word'.

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