Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Calligraphy Artist Aslam Kamal
In revolutionizing process of Calligraphy art in Pakistan , the name we hear after Sadqain is Aslam Kamal. Aslam Kamal's calligraphic paintings, have won appreciation not only in Pakistan but internationally as well.
He is awarded Presidential Award for Pride of Performance, Gold Medal by Punjab University Culture Society, Best Illustrator of books Award, Best Dust-Cover Designer Award.
His paintings are exhibited in different exhibitions in Sweden , Denmark , Germany , England , Malaysia , Canada & Mauritius .
Abuot Asalm Kamal, German Orientalist Dr. Annemarie Schimmel says:
"the unique combination of form, meaning and sense of colour, along with an apparently inexhaustible inventiveness and deep respect for the message of the sacred word that is found in his work. The words of Allama Iqbal, are illustrated in Aslam Kamal's geometrically based style and thus convey the powerful yet poetical message of the great philosopher-poet of Pakistan in a very novel way.”
Archaeologist, Dr. Saifur Rahman Dar say:
“In the calligraphic paintings of Aslam Kamal the pictorial Islands ascend from earth towards heaven like blissful prayers and decent from heaven earthwards in the form of revelations.”
Yaqoob Zaki of Islamic Culture Centre, London, says;
“The revolutionary change which Aslam Kamal has contributed to the art of calligraphy is not only re-shaping of letters but also the reconstruction of more real relationship among letters providing tremendous capacity for dramatic action of colours and contours.”
Few of his famous books are;
A collection of Aslam Kamal's paintings and drawings of the poetry of Allama Iqbal.
Kitab Ka Awleen Taruf
Development of Book-Dust-Cover is perhaps the first and only book so for written on this subject.
A history book of development in the field of Islamic Calligraphy in Pakistan .
A travelogue of China
A Collection of columns written by Aslam Kamal in Daily News Papers.
Aslam Kamal Oslo Mey
A travelogue of Oslo, Norway, a book which was presented to King Olan V of Norway, as a gift by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Govt. of Pakistan in 1992.