Different strokes

Talented calligrapher brings his vast collection to town

The ancient technique of calligraphy will be soon inspiring artists across town.

Albemarle Gallery will be showcasing Jamil Naqsh’s first solo show in Dubai exhibiting his latest calligraphy paintings. Entitled The Painted Word, the six-day show will be held at the DIFC Atrium from March 22 – 27 coinciding with the ever evolving Art Dubai and Art Week.

Throughout the summer of 2013, The Painted Word was exhibited in both Albemarle Gallery and Asia House in London. The exhibition, different from Naqsh’s earlier figurative works, represents the artist’s personal interpretation of Arabic script. The paintings are predominantly abstract, bold and imbued with vibrant colour and texture.

Albemarle Gallery has also invited Pakistani art critic and author Marjorie Husain as a special guest for the show. Husain has been an integral part of the Pakistani art scene for over four decades and has curated and organised art exhibitions around the world.

For details visit www.albemarlegallery.com.

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