TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Pakistani Lok Mela festival underway in Islamabad hosts a collection of Islamic calligraphy artwork by famous artist Azeem Iqbal.
The exhibition mainly focused on the messages of peace and harmony through Quranic verses and letters. Azeem Iqbal uses various mediums like leather, stone, wood, bamboo, gold, bronze, copper and handcrafted paper mixed with Aabe Zamzam to create beautiful pieces.
Azeem Iqbal is a self-taught artist and draws inspiration from nature with the belief that calligraphy is an area of ââlove and devotion.
The exhibition captures the golden period of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace_be_upon_him) at different times of Islamic civilizations and the present century.
Azeem Iqbal said that Islamic calligraphy has strong components of vehicles of communication in the form of its words in all known languages ââof the world, which are governed by strict rules.
âMy creativity portrays divine rhythmic beauty and exaltation in the spiritual realm,â he said. He said he introduced a unique and new dimensional style in Islamic calligraphy spanning the golden age of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) until the present century.
His works have already been exhibited at Pakistan Monument Museum, Lok Virsa, National Book Foundation, etc. Art lovers in Islamabad can visit the “Traditional Calligraphy Exhibition” at Lok Mela, to see the works of artist Azeem Iqbal, on display until November 7th. .
Source: (Pakistan) The Nation