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Kufic Brick Games

Series

Patience

size: 64x120cm

medium: print under plexiglass

year of creation: 2017

Oil and Gas

size: 64x120cm

medium: print under plexiglass

year of creation: 2017

Yes and No

size: 64x120cm

medium: print under plexiglass

year of creation: 2017

Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the Arabic scripts. It was developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name.

 

The geometrical form of this script was widely used in Islamic decorative applied arts and architecture. Development of mathematics and geometry during the Islamic Golden Age allowed artists and calligraphers to transform the script into intricate forms and patterns. The images generated by computer are also based on the same geometry as square Kufic patterns. That reminds us that the modern computers and technology would not be possible without contribution of early Islamic scholars such as Al-Khwarizmi, the father of Algebra and Algorithm.