Hassan Massoudy —
— A pure soul who cannot be bound by rational strings no matter how delicate or transparent;
a boundless spirit who only soars in a world of subtle words, borrowing elusive verse and enticing the heart towards a distant play of meanings, sounds, voices, light and shadow. /Wijdan Al-Hashemi/
Massoudy was born in 1944 in Iraq, and emigrated to France in 1969. Today he is one the most celebarted calligraphy artists. He breaks with the traditional black ink format of Arabic calligraphy by introducing colours, particularly on his work on large size paper, to better express himself. While creating his new pieces, he put together another show, focusing on improvisations, called 'Calligraphy of light and shade.'
"Indeed, lovers of exoticism and antique may be disappointed. Hassan Massoudy is not the living fossil of the old Arabic calligraphy. He is an artist of our time. His art belongs to that very end of the twentieth century, despite the ancestral roots that he immerses in the tradition of the Orient" /Michel Tournier/.
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