Calligraphy Exhibition

Gori Yusuf Husen
At Nehru centre London
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Yusuf Husen Gori was born in Upleta (Gujarat) in 1963. A self-taught, self-disciplined and self-dependent practitioner of traditional art is one of the very few Indian artists who work on documents and traditional Islamic art.

His art works are focused on traditional works of 300 to 800 years old made in old style with materials used in that period, such as paper, leather. He tries to revive the dying tradition through his art work which is at the verge of extinction and wishes to leave behind innumerable work of the traditional art for the future generations so that the traditional Islamic art remains alive forever. Mr. Gori also works on miniature and oil painting on canvas and has participated in major world exhibitions held in countries like U. K. Germany, France, South Africa, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Iran and Kuwait.

Apart from the ever-present calligraphic inscriptions, specifically religious art is actually less prominent in Islamic art. The traditional instrument of the Islamic calligrapher is the qalam, a pen normally made of dried reed or bamboo; the ink is often in color, and chosen such that its intensity can vary greatly, so that the greater strokes of the compositions can be very dynamic in their effect. Some styles are often written using a metallic-tip pen. Islamic calligraphy is applied on a wide range of decorative mediums other than paper, such as tiles, vessels, carpets, and inscriptions. Before the advent of paper, papyrus and parchment were used for writing. The advent of paper revolutionized calligraphy. Here almost all the style like Naskh, Nasta'liq, Diwani, Thuluth, Ruq'ah will be under one roof. A visual treat to Art lovers.