Arabic calligraphy paintings by Salva Rasool are the reflection of her imagination and vision that have set the stage to take the written word far beyond just pen and paper.
She has used different medium to create works giving them the individuality and at the same time has kept her signature style in tandem.
Each painting represents the epitome of Arabic text at its best and varies in different size that gives her audience to make a choice in different size format.
She has used different styles of calligraphy in her works and has experimented with new colour compositions. The modernity of works can be seen from the usage of stripes, which is courageous to use in calligraphy paintings and it complements the aesthetic of the artwork.
She has incorporated an element of synchronization in each genre and has kept the balance between the original text and her modern contemporary artwork.
The Preview of the up coming art show ‘ELAHIYA, Divine Words’ by Salva Rasool, is from the 30th of Oct to 5th of November & the timings are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli.
About the Artist-
Salva Rasool is respected for her works in Contemporary Art and is well known for her original Modern Arabic Masterpieces. She graduated from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Arts, in 1985 and has since developed her
childhood passion with her erudition and contribution to the Arts.
Salva is essentially recognized the world over for her insatiable urge in calligraphically created Abstract Arabic Art which is inspired by her rich Indian heritage while keeping pace with the modern times. Today, her work
makes regal appearances on the walls of homes as far as South Africa, Middle East, United Kingdom and the United States.
Constantly innovating and experimenting with a myriad of colors, styles, textures, out-of-the- box art techniques and customized tools, she has pioneered novel ideas to reach a crescendo of visible trends in contemporary art.
She is known for creatively incorporating unconventional materials like terracotta, ceramics, pottery, glass, leather, metal, fabric, beads, sequence and
much more in her works.
Due to her fascination for the aesthetic sense of the ancient times and sublime affinity for her Indian culture, combined by her unique modern techniques, one gets to admire the magnificence and the beauty of exceptional art.
Today, Salva has incorporated her passion with eclectic vision which is appreciated with unparalleled beauty. She works in tandem with interior designers to create the most exquisite vista of synthesized work.
With respect to form and style, an innovative artist whose shades and hues keep changing, the possibilities are endless, a result of which Art for Salva, is pure oxygen.
Arabic Calligraphical Art
Calligraphy is the soul of Arabic Art. In her paintings, Salva has captured the very core that strikes a harmonious note leaving you speechless. The enigmatic and mystical scripts of stylized Arabic calligraphy fused with abstract modern art have takers cutting across all cultural and
Presenting traditional arabesque in a stylized contemporary manner is what distinctly identifies her work and will continue to baffle and amaze the beholder.
One can easily differentiate between traditional Islamic Art and the subtle modernity that is so visible in this genre.
Sulus, Kufi, Dewani,Naskh, geometric and various innovative styles come alive in her paintings often in colors that are not generally associated with this form of art.
Deflecting from the traditional, Salva uses bright, modern and invigorating colors which bring about freshness and she has skillfully managed to exhibit secular and universal elements never seen before in this genre.
Her works on leather have been critically acclaimed and appreciated the world over.