The latest solo exhibition of artist Javed Qamar that portrays Quranic Scripts in different writing styles in splashes of colors, monotones and architectural inscriptions recently unfolded at Artkaam Gallery. In his work, one can witness a momentous deviation from his usual and known style of work whereby he delves into celebrated Islamic symmetrical balance. His rendering of 'Takraar' (repetitive alphabets) in circular motion and 'layering' of similar wordings in different colors mesmerizes the viewer and truly establishes himself as a leader in Calligraphy by all standards.
The beauty of the shapes of the letters in his work links to an arcane, a sacred knowledge, an implicit message hidden behind every stroke and every letter. There seems to be a mystery that connects with your soul as soon as you observe a piece of calligraphy from Javed Qamar as it captivates the viewer.
His work shows a variation of letters written in bold colours to those that reflect muted shades. The visual imagery of his work emphasis the significance of the written word endowed with the art of transcendent importance.
One of the features of his work is the mosques that provide a glimpse into the decorative and functional features of these structures. He signifies the artistic developments throughout various layering of letters,
angles and curves. The distinct variations in his style showcase a calligraphic, geometric, and vegetal pattern.
Javed Qamar is a self-taught artist from Pakistan and describes his calligraphy style as antique. That may be because he is inspired by 16th century calligraphy art. s.