Aatifi

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Aatifi · GALERIE VON&VON / Contemporary Art / Art Gallery /Artist
Aatifi · GALERIE VON&VON / Contemporary Art / Art Gallery /Artist

Characters have been arranged against a light background. In the foreground is a sweeping black character with a white-and-black head with an oval opening. Behind it, on the left, is another character in dark reddish brown which continues in part with ink drops and streaks beyond the edge of the paper. On the right-hand edge of the picture is a group of long brush strokes in grey and behind this a sweeping red character.

With considerable innovation and skill, Aatifi blends in his script art richly traditional Oriental calligraphy with elements of modern European art. At the heart of his pictures is the free light-hearted dance of the characters, which takes the viewer on a journey to hitherto unknown realms of art. Even without a linguistic background to decode individual characters everyone can enjoy the beauty of the colours, the tension between the forms and their spatial effects, thereby undergoing an intense, aesthetic experience.