Ustaz (Dr.) Abdulfattah Adeyemi
Ustaz (Dr.) Abdulfattah Adeyemi’s unique works of Islamic calligraphy offer the reward of discovering the beauty of the most important art form of Islamic culture. His brilliant use of colours and the superb balance between designs and forms bid you to appreciate the contemporary dimensions of the geometric arabesques, significant motifs and the realms of creative compositions. This forms the essence of his works’ immediate strong visual impact and aesthetic appeal which transcend distances in space, periods in time and differences in culture.
His creative expressions found its language in the exquisite Arabic calligraphy which he finds to be beautiful when the composition is simple, and magnificent when elaborate.He makes the Calligraphic letters seem obedient when moved around on the canvas, and receptive to colours when rendered painterly or flat on his chosen surface. The scripts he composes are also accommodating when he embellishes them with designs from other cultures or when he invites them to share the canvas with realistic or abstracted objects from nature.
Thusly, his Arabic calligraphy invites you to appreciate the contemporary dimensions of the aesthetically vigorous letters, their underlying magnificent structures and their sheer elegance that communicate their own messages to minds and hearts of anyone who contemplates the Words of Allah. His creative works open the eyes and minds of the beholders to absorb the knowledge and lessons that are bountiful in the Words, phrases and verses of the Glorious Qur’an: the Words that motivate and encourage one to appreciate life, learn to live, and live to love.
Abdulfattah Adeyemi has had several solo and group exhibitions, commissioned artworks in private and corporate collections, as well as works for postcards, book cover designs, posters, calendars, wall hangings, murals, architectural details for homes and Masjids, digital screen savers, and website embellishments. His beautiful Islamic artworks are visual reminders of the favours of Allah in our lives. They are rewarding, heartwarming gifts to loved ones, beauty to the homes, delight to the eyes, joy to the hearts and light to the souls.
The artist is also an accomplished family counsellor, public speaker and academic staff.