Hassan Massoudy - Breath, Gesture and Light: A new solo exhibition by master artist-calligrapher Hassan Massoudy. Born in 1944 in Najaf, southern Iraq, he moved to Baghdad in 1961, where he learnt the various classical styles of calligraphy and studied graphic design and fine arts. Later when he moved to Paris in 1969, he enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where his work would be influenced also be Léger, Matisse, Soulages and Picasso.
Looking forward to the New Year, I am planning to upgrade the Nahla Ink website to make it a bit more user friendly; and, I am also open, as always, to any invitation to collaborate on the wavelength of promoting and exploring Arab-connected creative narratives from a London base.
As in my usual newsletters, for this month of December I highly recommend that you make time to visit the exhibitions currently available. There are many to choose from and they are listed on My Curious Inbox page, so below are just three I want to highlight: