Nasser Al Aswadi
Born in 1978 in Yemen, contemporary artist Nasser Al Aswadi first studied architecture. He soon found passion for calligraphy, a way of expressing his thoughts and emotions through Arabic letters and words, religious citations and musical chants. His inspiration comes from the events of the Arab Spring, rural landscapes, architecture, daily reality and public crowds. The letters and words drawn are painted and stacked separately, similar to one another, tangled together, yet lost in some kind of space within the painting. He has created a world of his own by exhausting several styles of Arabic writing, abstracting letters and adding significance to the letter as a symbol and as a visual language, rather than words, for communication.