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NOON – THE SHARP AND COMPETENT

NOON – THE SHARP AND COMPETENT

Preparing the mental state, bringing all elements of the piece you want to work on, between the simplicity or the complexity of colour, an instrument of application in material such as colour, brush, paper, canvas etc. Not to mention the body of the artwork, sizes, spaces, positions etc but most important of all is the preparation of the mental state before the moment of application and along with that until a satisfactory result is achieved.

The poems are from the Al Bayan wat tabien by Al Jahiz and others.
Original production date 2003
Image Size 150 cm x 114 cm
Materials Acrylic and ink on paper
Location of Original Private Collector




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ALIF SUCOON
ALIF SUCOON

With eight lines of the poem by Muaan Ibn Aws. The verses describe the poet’s stand for honour, rejecting and condemning corruption and social decay.

This is one of a series of four Musical Alifs each with different short vowels, the others being Alif Kesrah, Alif Fethah, and Alif Dhammah, the respective sounds given to the letter by the short vowels are i, a and u, the succoon of the Alif Succoon meaning silence. Thus the artist engages with the expression of the poem, using form, colour, texture, and sound, by using the four vowels of the Alif in its four degrees from low to high.

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TUGHRA
TUGHRA

This vibrant piece contains the verse from the learned philosopher-poet Abul Ala Al Ma’arri, in which he says:

“When I utter the implausible, I can shout it out loud without fear or favour, but when I speak of the truth I have to whisper”

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HARF UL DAL
HARF UL DAL

This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.

It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.

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