sasan nasernia deconstructs persian and arabic calligraphy to form 'dripping' compositions
 

sasan nasernia deconstructs persian and arabic calligraphy to form 'dripping' compositions

beginning his career primarily as a calligrapher and typography artist, artist sasan nasernia furthers the breadth of his work by exploring new ways to exhibit persian and arabic classical and modern calligraphy. the tehran-born, vancouver-based creative approaches calligraphy as a personal journey, and finds new ways to create letter forms using contemporary concepts. by deconstructing the rules of arabic and persian writing, and drawing from ‘kufic’ — the oldest calligraphic form of the various arabic scripts — nasernia has developed a signature format of writing which he playfully calls ‘crazy kufic’.

sasan nasernia
‘multiplicity’

 

 

works like ‘psychespermia’ and ‘multiplicity’ embody sasan nasernia’s unique interpretation of calligraphy, one which explores the concept of fluidity and uncertainty. abstracted letterforms, often geometrically configured, are stretched and distorted beyond their usual bounds, ‘dripping’ onto the floor and stretching between vacant spaces. ‘I imagined the codes and information within ones’ brain, morphing and dancing around, and at the same time, a pool of ambiguous patterns, in another dimension, connecting to and transferring energy from the vibrations within the brain,’ nasernia describes. ‘…the brain receives the information in many different forms, and regulates them into familiar and understandable thought patterns.’

sasan nasernia
‘multiplicity’

sasan nasernia
‘psychespermia’

sasan nasernia
‘psychespermia’

sasan nasernia
‘psychespermia’

sasan nasernia
‘psychespermia’

sasan nasernia
‘psychespermia’


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