Majid Alyousef

Saudi contemporary artist and Arabic typographer based in Dubai. He has been practising Arabic calligraphy for more than 25 years and acquired mastery in the challenging thuluth script. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Iraq and a master’s degree in Interactive Design and Game Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the USA. Majid Alyousef has participated in a number of group exhibitions including the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 12 and 14, a landmark calligraffiti show at Dubai’s Street Art Gallery, and multiple exhibitions curated by the Dubai Centre of Arabic Calligraphy. His Arabic typography designs have appeared in several fine art books with clients including the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the Media Office of HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai; The Saudi Government, The Emirates Room at the UN building in Geneva and many other leading brands and institutions. His work can be identified by a unique marriage of intricate craftsmanship and experimental composition that frequently blurs lines between Islamic art and Abstraction, Cubism and the stylized Arabic alphabet.

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