Khalfan dazzles DIHQA audience with two calligraphy masterpieces

Khalfan dazzles DIHQA audience with two calligraphy masterpieces

All set to quench his thirst for calligraphy, Khalfan, who is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society as well as the Calligraphy Circle in Dubai, continues his study and obtained a certificate in the Thuluth and Naskh scripts.



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 9:56 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dubai: The Islamic & Arabic calligraphy exhibition being held on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the award saw two astounding masterpieces by the gifted Emirati calligrapher Mohammed Easa Khalfan.

His spectacular design and calligraphy works of art, featuring two verses from the holy Quran, have dazzled the audience. The first is verse 9/93 which reads: "Are those who know and those who do not know alike?" while the second verse 1/68 reads: ‘Nun (Letter N), (I swear) by the pen and whatever they write (therewith)’.

The exhibition is being run in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry where the Dubai International Holy Quran Award is being organised over the period from Ramadan 01 to 18.

Khalfan, born in 1965, is one of the most talented Emirati artists. He was trained at the hands of the famous Emirati calligrapher Dr Salah Shirzad.

All set to quench his thirst for calligraphy, Khalfan, who is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society as well as the Calligraphy Circle in Dubai, continues his study and obtained a certificate in the Thuluth and Naskh scripts.

Khalfan has participated in so many calligraphy exhibitions locally, regionally and abroad, mainly in the GCC countries, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, let alone the first and third editions of the Audio Visual Art Exhibition, Sharjah, 2001, and finally the Arab Calligraphers Forum & Exhibition in Beirut.

His stunning calligraphy chefs-d'oeuvre, in which he inventively combined letters with ornaments, spoke volume and made him eligible for lots of awards and appreciations certificates.

These include the top reward in the Al Owais Award for Studies and Scientific Innovation Competition in 1995 and 1997. He was also awarded by the prize of the arbitration panel of the Sharjah International Art Biennial.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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