Artist: Diaa Allam
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Date of Creation: September 2023
Upon first glance, "Orbit" exudes a sense of precision and curiosity. By choosing to incorporate traditional Arabic calligraphy within circular motifs, Diaa Allam pays homage to the deep-rooted heritage of this art form while pushing its boundaries.
As you stand before "Orbit," you may find yourself drawn into its intricate patterns, tracing the paths of calligraphic strokes as they gracefully orbit within the circular compositions.
This artwork evokes a sense of exploration, becoming an invitation to explore the delicate balance of space and void, inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey where the boundaries of art are expanded from traditional to contemporary.
Its digital counterpart allows the viewer to take a further step into the curious relationship between geometry and space — both mesmerizing, natural and sometimes unsettling.