Karim Jabbari
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About the work

Size: 42 x 28 cm
Place: Dubai
Year: 2019
Digital print on paper / technique: Light calligraphy

Taken in Dubai in 2019 by the artist Karim Jabbari, “Dreamland” is translated from the Arabic text depicted through Light Calligraphy, a technique of long-exposure photography capturing the movement of light painting in one take. In “Dreamland”, against the backdrop of Dubai's illuminated skyline with its impressive skyscrapers casting a glow, the intertwining of light calligraphy creates meaning between the cityscape and the message.
The Arabic calligraphy shown incorporates ancient scripts such as Maghribi and Kufic, each holding profound personal significance for the Tunisian-born artist who pioneered Light Calligraphy as well as the concept of “Calligraphity”, a term he coined to blend graffiti with traditional calligraphy, giving rise to a fresh genre of street art now celebrated globally.

“Dreamland” 2019 is a unique digital print on paper.

Author: Karim Jabbari

Category: Photography

Series: Unique

Medium: Photos

Mood: Good for business gifts

Style: Arabic light calligraphy

Mood: Expressive

Mood: Mysterious

Mood: Dreamy

Subject: Cityscapes and City Scenes

Subject: Text