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Khalid AL-SAAI
Khalid AL-SAAI

Hallaj Poem

Watercolor & natural colors on paper

25x50 cm

KS16

Khalid AL-SAAI

Visual Maqamat

Watercolor, ink & natural colors on paper

50x17 cm

2008

KS15

 

Khalid AL-SAAI

A Tale of a Neighbour Village

Watercolor, ink & natural colors on paper

35x50 cm

2009

KS14

Khalid AL-SAAI

Wadi Rum

Watercolor & natural ink on paper

35x45 cm

2009

KS13

Khalid AL-SAAI

Lake of Silver

Guashe, ink & watercolor

35x50 cm

2009

KS12

Khalid AL-SAAI

Waterfall & Colors

Watercolor & natural ink on paper

50x70 cm

2008

KS7

Khalid AL-SAAI

The Road

Mixed media on canvas

80x120 cm

2007

KS2

Khalid AL-SAAI

Sewing with Light
Watercolor & natural ink on paper
50 x 25 cm
2010

KS9

Born in Homs, Syria in 1970. Kha­led Al-Saa'i graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from the University of Damascus in 1997. In 1998, he obtained a Certificate in Calligraphy from the Research Centre for Islamic Art and Culture (IRCICA) in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2000, he has received numerous prizes for his calligraphic work, more recently the First Prize of Diwany Jaly, 7th International Competition of Calligraphy presented by IRCICA, Istanbul (2007) and the First Prize in the Modernity of Arabic Calligraphy, Third Biennial of Calligraphy, Sharjah, UAE. He lives and works in Dubai.

  In­spi­red by poe­try and Sufi phi­lo­so­phy, Al-Saai is one of those contemporary artists who attempted to push the boundaries of traditional Islamic calligraphy into entirely new directions.  "Khaled al-Saai combines complete mastery of the thuluth script with a penchant for romantic expression that seems inspired by poetry, music, and the desert.," wrote Dr. Yaser Tabbaa in his introduction to a 2009 Nabad exhibition catalogue. "Anchored by dense and highly saturated calligraphic forms, the paintings fade into light washes in the background, creating an astonishing feeling of space. "

  Al-Saai's works are held in the collec­tions of the Bri­tish Mu­se­um, Lon­don; San Pedro Mu­se­um of Arts, Me­xi­co; Den­ver Mu­se­um of Art; and the Mu­se­um of Cal­li­gra­phy, Shar­jah.

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