View 7  I  120 x 150 cm  I  Acrylic on canvas  I  Aatifi 2020

‘Aatifi’s works show in an impressive way how elements of a long cultural and art-historical tradition in painting and graphic art are brought to new life through spectacular new interpretations. Persian or Arabic calligraphy – the most important art form in the classical Islamic world – is thus transformed from a 'writing code' that is only culturally comprehensible into part of a modern international art language, and on a high qualitative scale.’

Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber, Director Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, Germany

(on the occasion of the solo exhibition Aatifi – News from Afghanistan from 3 July - 18 October 2015)