DUBAI / ARTSPACE Dubai is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing a solo show of works by prominent Syrian master calligrapher, Mouneer Al Shaarani on January 22, 2013.

image Mouneer Al Shaarani / Women-Men Common Characteristics, 2012, Gouache on Paper, 150x150 cm / Courtesy of ARTSPACE Dubai

The exhibition will feature pieces from his latest collection. A cocktail reception will be held at ArtSpace, located in The Gate Village, DIFC, from 7:00 pm on the 22nd of January 2013. The sponsor of the exhibition is the prestigious Banque Vontobel, Private Banking winner of the Best Boutique Private Bank 2011.

Mouneer Al- Shaarani is a renowned calligrapher, designer and writer, living and working in Cairo, Egypt. Born in Syria, he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus (1977). He studied under the great Syrian calligrapher, Badawi Al Dirany. His work has been exhibited internationally in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunis, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Yugoslavia, India, England and the USA. He is highly regarded across the globe for introducing uniquely innovative calligraphic styles and for taking his inspiration from everything that surrounds him, old and new.

image Mouneer Al Shaarani / In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate 1, 2012, Gouache on Paper, 100x70 cm / Courtesy of ARTSPACE Dubai

image Mouneer Al Shaarani / Names of Allah, 2012, Gouache on Paper, 150x150 cm / Courtesy of ARTSPACE Dubai

image Mouneer Al Shaarani / There is No God but Allah, Mohamed is His Prophet, 2012, Gouache on Paper, 120x60 cm / Courtesy of ARTSPACE Dubai

image Mouneer Al Shaarani / Even if Out of Sight, Never Out of my Heart, 2012, Gouache on Paper, 100x100 cm / Courtesy of ARTSPACE Dubai


Located at the DIFC Gate Village in Dubai, ARTSPACE was launched nine years ago by Managing Director Maliha Al Tabari, a BFA graduate with a minor in art history from the Otis College of Art and Design in California, and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, the gallery is the forerunner in the promotion of contemporary Middle Eastern art in the country. Backed by Maliha’s family and independent collectors and investors, ARTSPACE has championed the works of some of the Middle East’s most prolific and respected artists. The gallery was born from the gaping need for a platform to celebrate Middle Eastern Art. “Ever since I returned to Dubai, I noticed the lack of contemporary art, and was compelled to promote it in the country,” says Maliha. Managed by qualified and professional staff, all of which have rich backgrounds in the worlds of art and art consultancy, ARTSPACE offers collectors access to some of the finest art and artists from the region.

  • Sajjad Shah
    Feb 09, 2013 - 0:44:59

    This is amazing work. I saw some of these pieces at the British museum a few years back. Masha Allah very impressive.

  • Sajjad Shah
    Feb 09, 2013 - 0:43:33

    Masha Allah this is amazing work. I saw some this work at the British museum and I was very impressed. I wish I could attend this exhibition.

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