- Posted on: August 27, 2013 | Comments
Before the end of Ramadan, Satrang Gallery at Serena Hotel exhibited a group show on Calligraphy titled, "Hurouf." The title of the exhibition literally means “letters” in Arabic, and in relation to the current exhibition suggests the ‘Art of Letters’. The exhibition featured works from Tajammul Hussain, Gohar Qalam, Rasheed Butt, Ahmed Khan, Arif Khan, Bin Qulander, and Mussarat Arif.
All eight artists, each with their own unique designs and distinct styles, collectively engage the viewer into a discourse regarding whether or not traditional calligraphy can successfully adapt modern art techniques, and alter the perception that the art of calligraphy can serveonly as a purely decorative art form. For example, Arif Khan's miniatures were the smallest in scale, but audacious and rebellious. He compares his work as an artist, to his love for melody and compared his strokes to symphonies. It is pertinent to note that one’s experience of the exhibition is primarily visual and has to be internalized to allow for a deeper and more profound meaning. “Hurouf” will conclude on 29 August at the Satrang Gallery.
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