This breathtaking piece by Ali Omar Ermes showcases the versatility and depth of the Arabic language through the use of a single stroke technique. Through this technique, Ermes is able to convey a range of emotions and expressions that range from the simplest and most direct to the most complex and nuanced.
The artwork, titled "Harf Ul Dal," celebrates the richness of the Arabic language and its ability to capture the full range of human experience. From the power and passion of love, to the agony and despair of loss, "Harf Ul Dal" captures the full spectrum of emotion through the elegant and expressive use of line and color.
Originally produced in 1979, this acrylic and ink on paper artwork measures 100cm x 75cm and is currently part of the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman Collection. It is a testament to the timeless appeal of the Arabic language and its enduring ability to convey the complexities of the human experience.
"Harf Al-Haa: Colour in Motion" is a vibrant and thought-provoking artwork by Ali Omar Ermes that explores the themes of good deeds and rewards. The inscription from a poem by the poet Al Hutayya promises rewards in this world and the hereafter for anyone who delivers a good deed, inviting viewers to consider the impact of their actions on others.
This original artwork, created in 1989, measures 90cm x 60cm and is crafted from mixed media on paper. It is currently in the possession of a private collector in Malaysia, where it continues to inspire and engage viewers with its powerful message.