//Words: José Berrocoso//
“My work addresses the intersection between language and abstraction”
Majid Alyousef is an award winning art and design veteran with a long experience in Arabic calligraphy and typography. His work has been featured in various galleries and institutions around the globe. Beside his interest and mastery of classical calligraphy, he also explores various methods to develop modern and abstract presentation of calligraphy, hence, he co-founded Calligraforms, a radical new movement that re-imagines calligraphy, offering abstract perspectives that draw upon the language of aesthetics, beauty, form and balance.
Since early childhood Majid has been especially drawn towards the arts and creative expression. His interest began with drawing, painting and calligraphy.
He followed the traditional path set by master calligraphers and was very keen on acquiring the necessary skills and techniques taught by the best. But with time, effort and enthusiasm towards innovation, he began carving his own path and setting his own trademark upon his creative work. He developed a very unique contemporary visual style that pushes the boundaries and transformed Arabic letters into a pure abstract form that can communicate with everyone even those who don’t speak Arabic.
Majid has participated in several exhibitions around the world, he taught calligraphy and typography in various art institutions, universities and colleges. He continues to offer his services to internationally reputable branding and advertising agencies, working on award winning projects for design houses and corporate clients.