Ink Drawings 2020/2021

Master calligrapher Aatifi gives insights into the creation of his ink drawings          Length: 7:24 min.

Ink is the traditional means of expression in classical calligraphy. As a master calligrapher with decades of training and a trained painter with many years of experience in (print) graphics, Aatifi knows the secrets of ink, how to refine the fluid, how to influence the consistency. He uses individual mixtures and self-carved bamboo nibs, and develops his own tools for drawing. The documentary film, made in the studio, focuses on the artist’s working methods; the viewer’s gaze is directed directly to the handmade paper, the tools and the artist’s hands. (maba)


Filming: Studio Aatifi

Length: 7:24 min.