This was the first exhibition of Ramzi Saibi in Hong Kong.
Ramzi Saibi is a young Franco-Tunisian artist. Born and raised in Paris, fascinated by the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy, he discovered this art during his trips to Tunisia. He has study with renowned calligraphers such as Abdel Hamid Djouambi and Yassin Deradra.
He was also influenced by the art of Amor Jomni, Abdel Ghani Alani, Salah Moussawy, Hassan Massoudy and many others. His influences come from his everyday life. A music, a poem, a book or even a shape are sources for Ramzi but his major inspiration comes from the streets. We define his art as Urban Arabic Calligraphy or Calligraffiti.
Nowadays Ramzi Saibi is the author of a contemporary Arabic calligraphy marked by multiple influences and inspired by tradition to create novelty. With a modern and urban touch, this artist forges and sculpts shapes and symbols that interpret words. We may wonder if it is a coincidence that in Arabic, the root of the name “Ramzi” means “Symbol”. His art is the reflection of his dual culture. He defines his style as a “merging of calligraphy and contemporary art, a symbiosis between the East and the West”. Having a double culture is a richness for Ramzi such as his art in which he uses abstraction and graffiti technics.
Calligraphy is an art that can be represented in various forms for Ramzi and not only on canvases.
Exhibition: 24 to 29 October 2016
At: The Desk, 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Opening night, the 25th of October 2016
Starting from 6:00 PM up to 9:00PM