Rose of the East - The place where East and West United/ Painting, 2018
Represented by Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Canvas, mixed media, gold, 60 cm in diameter
The artwork inspired by Istanbul, it collects sounds vibrations and rhythms. Vera DG combines the Western type of classical calligraphy with Ottoman, Arabic and Iranian signs.
Location: Dubai, UAE / To purchase please contact the Gallery
The history of calligraphy is as old as writing itself. The main function of writing is to transmit information, history, and knowledge.
Essentially, calligraphy was originally created in order to convey the text and meaning in a beautiful way and was related to books and manuscripts. When we create modern calligraffiti we don’t think that these signs can be read. Because of the aesthetics of the letter itself comes first. If you do not speak Arabic or Iranian, you cannot read the inscription, but you can feel the beauty of the lines, which in the artist's opinion always unites with the beauty of the sounds of azan.
Characteristics of the artwork - item 21601
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60 x 60 x 2 cm
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• Vera DG • Official member of the Ukrainian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale • Speaker of I’M Design Conference • Participant the Year of Tolerance in Dubai • Independent visual artist • Modern calligrapher • Portraitist • Figurative painter •
«Art is a way of expressing my experiences in the world. It is interesting to understand the world in different ways, and from different points of view. That is why I am a multi-disciplinary artist, and I am working on various techniques and styles. Wall painting, calligraphy, graffiti, monumental graphics, aerography, body painting, illustration, comics are areas I focus on» Vera DG
Since 2016 Vera lives and works in Istanbul. She came to study calligraphy to the ancient city which unites East and West. Therefore, in Vera’s works of the last two years, there are so many influences of Arab and Iranian calligraphy, and at the same time, Vera connects in her artworks Oriental calligraphy with western European styles. It is a mix of characters, symbols, which acquires a special meaning and content.
Vera works in the worldwide-known style of Calligraffiti, which unites calligraphy and graffiti.
To discover more information about the artist, please, visit the site: veradg.com