The inner fire

Karim Jabbari
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About the work

Size: 42 x 32.1 cm
Place: Tunisia
Year: 2013
Digital print on paper / technique: Light calligraphy

In “The Inner Fire” created in Tunisia 2013, by the artist Karim Jabbari, a renowned pioneer in light calligraphy, a stream of fiery light sweeps through the image in one fluid motion, with the maker standing in the background framed against the silhouette of an ancient tree, accentuating the interplay between static and fluid elements within the composition.

The title “The Inner Fire” is translated from the Arabic text depicted and conveyed through the frozen movement of light, expertly captured by using the technique of long-exposure photography. The Arabic calligraphy showcased incorporates ancient scripts such as Maghribi and Kufic, each holding profound personal significance for the Tunisian-born artist. Jabbari introduces 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.

“The Inner Fire” 2013, is a unique digital print on paper.

Author: Karim Jabbari

Category: Photography

Series: Unique

Medium: Photos

Mood: Brutal

Mood: Expressive

Style: Contemporary art

Subject: Nature