The artists making Arabic calligraphy their own

Tonight from 7pm, a new exhibition of Tunisian-French street artist eL Seed opens at Tashkeel studio hub, showcasing the results of his year-long residency at the creative space. Titled 'Declaration', the exhibition will run until 27 December, and it sees eL Seed take his Arabic calli-graffiti off the walls and into three-dimensions. Talking to Anna Seaman for her recent article for the National, eL Seed says, “This show is a love declaration to calligraphy...It is an ageing art and it deserves to be honoured – this poem perfectly matches that idea.”

Ahead of the opening, here we take a look at some of Capsule Arts' favourite artists creating contemporary Arabic calligraphy, both two and three dimensional...

eL Seed

elseed combo
elseed combo

Jamal Abdul Rahim

Limited edition prints of Jamal's work are available from Capsule Arts here.

Jamalcombo
Jamalcombo
shezad combo
shezad combo

Khalifa El Shimy

khal
khal
sasan combo
sasan combo
julian combo
julian combo
saleh combo
saleh combo
ghader amer combo
ghader amer combo