Nasser Al-Salem

"Nomads, by definition, leave no trace to mark their presence when they move to another location. This means that they actually have no tangible heritage but their oral traditions to mark their existence. Let this be a reminder of the way the Bedouins lived."

Nasser Al-Salem (b. 1984 in Mecca) studied Architecture at Um al Kora University in Mecca and and has expanded his creative ability into his calligraphic practice. The art of giving form to signs is expressive, harmonious and skillful. The story of writing is one of aesthetic evolution framed within the technical skills, transmission speed and material limitations of a person, time and place. Al Nasser’s work is not only aesthetically beautiful but conceptually refined. Having grown up in Mecca, his work is heavily influenced by Islamic religion and tradition.

He is heavily involved in community projects, and has participated in public mural paintings and conducted calligraphy workshops around the Kingdom to include the Free Arts Festival in Jeddah in 2008. Additionally, he is affiliated to the national guild of calligraphers and an active member of the Arts & Culture Group of Saudi Arabia.

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