Nugamshi

Born 1982 in Al-Qurayyat, lives in Riyadh.

Nugamshi's research explores the evolution of traditional calligraphy and typography employing different techniques and unusual tools (broom or spray paint instead of brushes). Despite intentionally breaking with convention, Nugamshi remains true to that tradition of calligraphy while stirring dialogues within communities and looking for the spirit of the Arabic letters. “A real artist creates his own material,” is what he believes because of his experiments using different materials such as pieces of silk or fabric in a broom or brush to elongate the paint.

Nugamshi currently lives in Riyadh. He trained as a graphic designer specializing in branding and type design; he currently works as a graphic designer for a local fashion online store in Riyadh, focusing on its print and web design. Nugamshi has taught workshops on basic training, techniques and the history of calligraffiti at the YourAOK art organization in Kuwait and has presented performances and staged exhibitions in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and the US. Most recently, he presented his video works in the 2016 Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial.

www.nugamshi.com

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