From Ancient to Modern Calligraphy
I am an Urban Artist specialized in Calligraphy.
Over the years I have developed a personal style that incorporates three different languages that make up my identity: English since I live in the USA, the Bengali, language of my fatherland, and Arabic which is the language of the religion I belong to.
Since childhood, I was always fascinated by the languages, lettering and calligraphy of different parts of the world. Being a Muslim in the USA, there is a lot of negativity towards our tradition but I always look for ways to give something positive to people and what better way to do that than through the arts.
I was influenced by the artist Elseed and his idea to create unity for people from different background, ethnicity and religion.My aim is to inspire people to share the same place and learn from each other in harmony and mutual understanding.
Although my works contain words in three different languages, there is always at least one recognizable word. This makes the audience curious to ask and decode the message, and this led them to a deep connection with my art. Even if I use ancient techniques and universal messages of peace, I keep going trying new shapes and colors to present my art to the world with a modern look.
In the year 2012, I decided to do calligraphy at a professional level and pursue it as a career. I later started www.zamanarts.com I am also part of commongroundsrtists.com which is an interfaith organization that promotes peace and allows diverse groups of people from all spectrums to come together for the arts.
I am fortunate to have my arts in different private collections in Paris - France, Lisb- Portugal, NYC and Buffalo NY.
2014-Present: Gallery of Arts (1045 Elmwood, Buffalo , NY)
2015- Present: Mubarakville Hicksville NY
2016- Present Buffalo Arts Studio Buffalo, NY
2016: Dorian Gray Gallery, 437 E 9th St, New York, NY
February 2016 - Solo show at commongroundartist.com In Buffalo NY.
April 2016 - Charity Art Auction, Rotary Club of Buffalo, NY.
August 2016 - Solo Show at 1045 Elmwood Gallery of the Arts Buffalo, NY.
November 2016 - Group Show at Buffalo Arts Studios Tri Main Devolopement Buffalo, NY.
December 2016 - Red Dot Art Fair Miami
December 2016 to present Group Show at Laura I Gallery London, UK.
(upcoming)December 2016 Group Show Niza Knol Denver Colorado