Mawadah Muhtasib

1995 born and lives in Jeddah.

Mawadah Muhtasib is from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and currently studies Motion Graphic Design at Dar Al Hekma Univiersity. Mawadah has been exploring a variety of mediums from an early age, including film, illustration, graffiti and painting in order to find her language of expression through art. In 2013, she created her own Calligraffiti typeface, which is a combination of Calligraffiti painting and mirrored Arabic characters that focuses on the beauty of the strokes and lines of the Arabic language and form.

The typeface is designed to demonstrate the Arabic calligraphy as a unique distinctive form, not necessarily readable yet visually engaging. In her artistic process, Mawadah aims to push the boundaries of perception and artistic expression, which are not solely achieved through the visual but in addition to other senses.

Mawadah has exhibited her work internationally including in Jeddah, Kuala Lampur, and New York. She is part of the collection of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and she collaborated with the Office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai for the creation of the longest graffiti scroll which achieved the Guinness World records in 2014.

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