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1982 born in Al-Qurayyat and lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nugamshi's research explores the evolution of traditional calligraphy

and typography employing different techniques and unusual tools (broom

or spray paint instead of brushes). Despite intentionally breaking with

convention, Nugamshi remains true to that tradition of calligraphy while

stirring dialogues within communities and looking for the spirit of the

Arabic letters. “A real artist creates his own material,” is what he

believes because of his experiments using different materials such as

pieces of silk or fabric in a broom or brush to elongate the paint.

Nugamshi trained as a graphic designer specializing in branding and type design; he currently works as a graphic designer for a local bank in Riyadh. Nugamshi has taught workshops on basic training, techniques and the history of calligraffiti and has presented performances and staged exhibitions in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sharjah, Jordan and the US.



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