Educated in Afghanistan, the master of calligraphy has developed an independent language of forms by using fragments of Arabic characters. While studying art in Kabul and Dresden he began to combine classical calligraphic styles with elements of modern art into abstract contemporary art. In doing so, he laid the foundation for a universal imagery. His artwork is shown in exhibitions both in Germany and abroad, including a highly acclaimed solo exhibition at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin (2015). Aatifi lives and works in Bielefeld.
Read more about the artist in the exhibition catalogue.