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15 June 2022, 18:15

Ayesha Kamal: ‘I am happy to be in Minsk and promote Pakistani artwork'

MINSK, 15 June (BelTA) - Art is a form of communication for me, Pakistani calligrapher Ayesha Kamal said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition titled “Contemporary Art of Pakistan”, which is being held in collaboration with the National Library of Belarus as part of Independence Day of Pakistan celebrations, BelTA has learned.

“It's an honor to have been given this opportunity to tell you a bit about my artistic creations,” the artist said. “Art is a form of communication for me. I try to emphasize the message of the Holy Quran through my art. There are many forms of admirable art in Pakistan. People ask me, why I chose Islamic calligraphy out of all? Islamic calligraphy is said to be the most fundamental element of Islamic art. A single brushstroke can give the impression of an alphabet. I believe that your soul connects to a mystery as soon as you observe a piece of calligraphy whether you can or cannot understand what's written.”

The artist said that she has done many art exhibitions in Pakistan but this is her first ever art show abroad. She thanked Ambassador Sajjad for giving her this opportunity to promote her artwork here in such a beautiful city of Belarus.

“I am amazed by the hospitality of people living in the Belarusian capital. My trip here has been fascinating and I am honored to be able play a part in promoting Pakistani art internationally,” the artist said.

Ayesha Kamal is a contemporary Islamic calligrapher from Lahore, Pakistan. Her works are famous for great detail and precise strokes. She has been creating artworks for 10 years and knows how to transfer beauty and energy to the canvas, creating a unique world of colors and textures. The artist's works are widely represented in various galleries around the world. She has been part of various government projects in Pakistan.

Ayesha Kamal pays great attention to the concept of a religious text in Islam. The hues, strokes and geometry on her canvas are breathtaking. She uses mixed techniques and materials including oil, acrylic, ink and more. She also uses pure silver leaves to express her experimental thoughts.

Ayesha Kamal uses multiple fonts in her calligraphic works, which makes them different from other Islamic calligraphy paintings. Among them are one of the oldest fonts Thuluth, as well as the colorful traditional fonts of Moalla and Shikasta. She has recently introduced the Kufi font to her paintings, highlighting the angular and linear shapes of the letters.

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