Fathi Hassan

by Issa, Rose

In his vibrant, colourful and kinetic drawings, paintings, collages and installations, Fathi Hassan frequently experiments with Arabic script and plays with the symbols, textures and calligraphy of his Nubian heritage. Exploring the space between graphic symbolism and literal meaning, his work comments on the world as he sees it, his responses ranging from the rebellious to the exuberantly joyful. This publication celebrates a career spanning nearly 30 years and the artist s first major solo exhibition in London at Leighton House Museum.