Fathi Hassan | "Hemsat [Whispers]"

Hemsat [Whispers] is Fathi Hassan's first exhibition in Dubai and will focus on never before exhibited works on paper by the artist. A Nubian by birth, Hassan's works focus on the interaction between written and spoken language and play with the viewer's ability to "read" and attribute meaning to graphic and scripted passages. He invents visually alluring and dynamic "texts" that draw from the Kufic forms of Arabic calligraphy as well as figurative and abstract designs. These remain deliberately illegible to the viewer, thereby calling attention not only to the potential ambiguity of written language but also to the aesthetic powers of graphics in all forms.