As one of the participants of Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition 2017, I am really happy to receive a calligraphic art work as a gift from Mr. Arash Shirinbab, organizer of this exhibition. This is my first time to know about Kufic, an old and spiritual Arabic-Persian calligraphy script, which has been shown on Mr. Shirinbab's artwork. When words and letters can be transformed into abstract visual forms that carry the essence of the PoemPainting, that is the Mr. Shirinbab's art statement. With the traditional Persian marbling effect on paper done by maestro Behzad Ghorbani, this is one of the art works I am deeply impressed and inspired.
Working with Jo Malone London for 2017 Christmas event.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~
(In German: Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr )
Calligraphies in Conversation 2017 Exhibition is now being held at San Francisco Public Library. Calligraphy demonstrations and tours have been held for the grand opening of this exhibition. In addition, all works for this particular exhibition are being showcased on the newly launched online gallery www.calligraphies.org
In addition, all details of artworks for this particular exhibition are being showcased on the newly launched online gallery www.calligraphies.org
Again, I am honoured to be participated in this exhibition. My work "Moon & Stars" can be seen on this online gallery. I am really happy to be able to show my work together with other great calligraphers/artists worldwide such as Mr. Arash Shirinbab (our chairman of FOC), Ms. Annie Cicale, Ms. Gemma Black, Ms. Georgia Angelopoulos, Mr. Miles Lowry, Mr. Rick Paulus, and Mr. Thomas Ingmire, etc. I am really thrilled to see so many other remarkable works from all over world.
As a member of FOC (Friends of Calligraphy), it has been a great pleasure participating in the 4th International Exhibition "Calligraphies in Conversation" that will be held in San Francisco, US. And I am very happy to have my little calligraphic artwork selected for this exhibition. will also Here is the press information from Ziya Art Center, organizer of this exhibition:
(Original text: http://www.ziyaart.com/copy-of-cinc17-accepted-works)
We are honored to announce the accepted calligraphers/artists and their artworks for the Calligraphies in Conversation 2017 exhibition.
We received over 250 submissions from local, national, and international calligraphers and artists living around the world including the U.S., Germany, Canada, Iran, Japan, Hong Kong, France, Hungary, Australia, Qatar, Peru, Korea, Egypt, Israel, Finland, and India. All of the submitted works were in a very high quality form and we regret that we had to exclude some of them due to space limitation. We want to thank all of the calligraphers and artists who submitted works and encourage the ones that are not accepted to stay in touch and submit works for our future exhibitions.
Artworks that will be exhibited:
Akemi Lucas: Blue Rose
Amirbehnam Tehranifar: Holiness 2 (with green circle)
Amol Saraf: Forgiveness
Andrea Wunderlich: Stolpersteine - Tripping Stones
Annie Cicale: alance-II-A and Balance-II-B
Asghar Mohammadi: Khalgh Gooyand and Balaghalola
Bahareh Bayat: Sun
Baikei Uehiro: Both works
Charlotte Chan: Moon & Stars
Christina Schneck: Flying
Christine Haggarty: Heart Sutra Mantra
Debra Self: Many Paths and Dark Motion
Diane Abt: Fern Hill
Dominique Simond : Pour connaitre les hommes
Eric Carson: Revelation 23
Erika Vincze: Ambrosian
Georgia-C&G Angelopoulos: Three Vases
Gemma Black: RENGETSU
Hadeer Omar: The TV and I understood
Hassan Makaremi: Me
Hoonaz Afaghi: Untitled, 12.5x12.5, Calligraphy-Painting
Ildiko Ogasawara: The violet
Izzy Pludwinski: In All Your Ways
Jaime de Albarracín: OMNIA
Joan B. Brand: Shorebird Constellations
Johann Georg Maierhofer: Alphabet
Judy Detrick: Hammurabi
Kayvan Mokri: Untitled, 37*37, Mixed Media on Canvas
Korea Kim Jong Chil: Han(한)
Kristian Kabuay: Kalayaan
Larry Thomas: Enchantments and Hexes
Linda Turner: Rustic Meditation I and Rustic Meditation II
Mahmoud Gamal: And the leg is wound about the leg
Mahmoud Mostafa: If We had sent down this Quran upon a mountain
Mahsa Shoghi: Silver Nothing and Golden Nothing
Marcy Robinson: Death
Mari Emily Bohley: Hoarfrost and Palimpsest sketches
Marika Koskimäki-Ketelä: Midsummer Fest
Mayur Munj: Devnagri Script
Mohammad Abdolahi: خطت که سبزه ز گلبرگ تر بر آورده
Mohammad Alian & Fateme Kazemi: Siyah Mashgh Nastaliqu and Shekasteh
Mohammad Reza Dehshiri: Untitled 12x12 and Flight 8x13.8x8
Mohammad Reza Amouzad: Maranjan & Maranj 12x12
Mohan Saraf: Universe is Family
Motoko Kamada: Whisper
Patricia Buttice: The Lie
Peyman Mehdizadeh: Hakim Khayyam
Raoul Martinez: O Sleep
Rick Paulus: Bani Adam and Hope
Ronald Y. Nakasone: Akatsuki and The Way
Sajad Hemati: Light Digital Photography
Shigemasa Horio: MU and DOKUDAMI
Sultana Jesmine: PLAY to MEMORIZE
Takako Matoba: 人 (hito)
Termeh Yaghoubi: Gilymaj
Thomas Stewart: Atmabandhu
Thomas Ingmire: Human Cosmos and Afghanistan
Tree Gelb Stuber: Tikkun Olam
Tyrus Clutter: Superaedificat and Bruised
Werner Schneider: Both works
More information will be posted later this year.
When people never get tired of watching the movie or the play of "Romeo and Juliet", here is another classic love story example in the east.
"The Peony Pavilion", a play written by a famous playwright in Ming Dynasty, is a classic love story between a daughter of an important official and a young scholar. This love story had been first performed in Kunqu opera and later been adapted into Cantonese opera and even contemporary movie in Asian Pacific region.
A theater poster promoting Cantonese opera "The Peony Pavilion" below. The title "The Peony Pavilion" has been designed and written with such romantic and stunning Chinese brush stokes.
Christmas is around, I am happy to be able to collorborate with Jo Malone London this year for working on their special Christmas gift tags for their Christmas gift collection this year.
Moreover, it was an interesting experience to organize a mini calligraphy workshop for Jaeger-LeCoultre before Christmas. I was glad to see the participants were excited, and every one was in the holiday mood.
Upper & Lower Left: Writing Christmas Tags for Jo Malone London
Upper Right: Participant's handwritten Greeting Phase during Jaeger-LeCoultre Private Event
Lower Right: Writing brand name for Jaeger-LeCoultre
Thank you Connie for her hand-made book mark. Autumn is always my favourite season.
Now I really want to hum Nat King Cole's "The Autumn Leaves".
The Autumn Leaves..... drift by the window........
The Autumn Leaves...... of red and gold......