150x100cm, acrylic-on-canvas, 2013.
Courtesy of Agial Gallery
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For centuries, Arabic calligraphy was diligently studied, faithfully reproduced and carefully refined by generations of master calligraphers, revered as the pre-eminent form of art in Islamic societies where figuration was rejected in favor of the beauty of the written word.Born in 1945, Sayegh fell in love with calligraphy at the age of 12 . Since the 1950s, he has been seeking ways to ensure that calligraphy is not relegated to the past, but continues to evolve in line with contemporary practices. If you look at calligraphy seeking to decipher the meaning of the words, the artist believes, you don't really see it. When the forms of the letters themselves are allowed to take precedence, meaning becomes secondary.Divorced from one another, each letter becomes a free-floating symbol whose meaning has been subordinated in favor of form.When it comes to the blocky black forms, a different tension is at work.
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