Ayyam Gallery Dubai (Al Quoz) announces Transcendental Strokes, the forthcoming solo exhibition of Iranian artist Mohammad Bozorgi. A master calligrapher, Bozorgi is recognised for his innovation of traditional forms, and will debut recent works that reflect new experiments in merging the text-based abstraction of Islamic art with the aesthetic concerns of contemporary painting. Combining the illusionistic, multidimensional perspective of Op art with the intricate symmetry and pictorial invention of Islamic manuscripts, Bozorgi creates compositions that appear to palpitate as Arabic and Persian texts are freed from linear orientation. Morphing into fluid forms that float, swarm, or rotate across the canvas, the semiotic meaning of the artist’s calligraphy changes as it seems to go beyond its original realm of spirituality with allusions to material subjects and realities, bringing the sacred

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