Dubai Calligraphy Biennale.

Text and photos by our contributor Marco Fraschetti

Twisted Perception

Ghaleb Hawila is an arabic calligraphy artist. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of this timeless art, Ghaleb seeks to approach it with a new eye. His work comes from deep understanding of Middle-Eastern heritage, spiritual paths, and continuous search for origin, cause and effect.

In calligraphy, the twist can be seen in the intricate strokes and curves that are created by the calligrapher’s hand. The twist adds depth, a sense of movement and dynamism to the written words, making them more engaging and captivating.

Innovative use of materials adds a new dimension to the art form, captivating viewers with his creativity and skill. Hawila’s concept revolves around redefining traditional calligraphy by incorporating contemporary language and symbols.

Through his artwork, he aims to bridge the gap between the past and the future, showcasing the timelessness and versatility of calligraphy as an art form.