Beauty in Solitude: Khalid Casado
Date(s) - 02/12/2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reed Society For The Sacred Arts
About this Event
Master calligrapher Khalid Casado, based in Madrid, will share his work from the Beauty in Solitude online exhibition and will lead attendees on an introductory session of the art of Islamic calligraphy.
Khalid was born in 1982 in Spain where he has lived and developed both personally and academically. He worked for several years in his family business, a pharmacy, run first by his grandfather and then by his father. In 2009, he met Nuria García who later became his mentor and master. Guided by her, he traveled to Istanbul and became acquainted with her masters. This is how he began his first lessons with the master calligrapher Davut Bektas, and always under the supervision of master Hasan Çelebi.
Two years later, he started taking lessons from the master calligrapher Ferhat Kurlu who, along with Nuria, became one of his strongest influences. In 2014, and after having devoted himself completely to learning this art, he received his icazet or calligraphy diploma in sülüs and nesih scripts. In 2015, he traveled for the first time to the USA and met the master calligrapher Mohammed Zakariya, a person who has also inspired and influenced his work. Currently, he works as a calligrapher and, following the tradition, he keeps in touch with his masters in order to keep learning and being inspired by them. More of his work can be seen at his website, Sacred Lines.
Please note: supplies must be purchased at here.
This event is co-hosted by George Washington University’s Muslim Student Organization. GWU students free!