Akil Ahmad Transformed listening to music into a visual language. In his work, Akil wove music and Arabic calligraphy closely together. In this painting, Akil drew Maqam Hilal Al Saba, inspired by the musician Naseer Shamma.
The artist, through his visual art, builds each maqam on a scale and carries a tradition that defines its habitual phrases, important notes, melodic development, and modulation.
He presents a type of drawing that is the definition of inspiration for music and Arabic poetry. For Akil Ahmad, maqam is the captured moments turned by the movement and visual language. By drawing maqams, he takes us on a journey full of sounds and emotions.
You can buy this piece alone or as part of a set.