Fadi Al-Awayid is a calligrapher and artist born in 1979 and a member of the Syrian Artists Union. Al-Awayid has participated in many individual and group exhibitions in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Dubai, including Golden Letter, Balamand University (El-Koura, Lebanon, 2017); Albahie, auction house (Qatar, 2018); and SHE, American University of Beirut (Lebanon, 2018). He has delivered many lectures and studies on Arabic calligraphy and the development of writing. He also has numerous publications in magazines and books and interviews on television.
Al-Awayid specializes in the field of the Arabic alphabet, deeply studying the expressive and functional aspects of it, so that in its best form, the alphabet becomes a self-contained contemporary artform or takes on a complementary role, fully integrated with other artforms.
In the beginning, he adopted the classical approach of Arabic calligraphy and the role of the alphabet in architecture, decoration, and the different methods of formulating phrases in various geometric shapes. At the same time, he used the Arabic alphabet as ornamentation in jewelry.
After this stage, he broke out of the classical mold, with its rigid rules and forms, and began venturing into more open and liberated formations and spaces, with coloring schemes that mimic the written words of famous quotes from world-renowned intellectuals and writers like Khalil Gibran, Charles Dickens, and Victor Hugo. He then worked on a more modern and contemporary group, mixing drawing and the alphabet. The result was ten paintings, each talking about a woman who left behind a scientific, literary, or cultural impact: Marilyn Monroe, Agatha Christie, Ahed Tamimi, and Marie Curie.
He is currently undertaking a project to represent Arabic and Islamic scientific manuscripts in a new, modern, and creative way using collage and miniatures.
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