Jamil Naqsh – The Painted Word

Part 1 – Asia House, 63 New  Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP, until 31st August

Part 2 – Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JR, (www.albemarlegallery.com), until 31st August



The Indian/Pakistani London-based artist Jamil Naqsh is well-known for his strong figurative paintings but what was not widely known, until now, is that he originally trained as a calligrapher.  Now he has returned to it with great verve in this two-part show of over four hundred works in a personal interpretation of Arabic script.


 They are a mixture of abstract, bold vibrancy, colour and texture yet are calming, spiritual and immensely liveable with.  I shall let the pictures (oil on canvas, 102 x 76 cm) speak for themselves.


There is also a limited edition clothbound book, including an original signed work on paper for £1,000.


One comment on “Jamil Naqsh – The Painted Word

  1. John Kirkwood says:

    lovely colours and very spiritual.


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