The Kitab Series

Jewels of Arabic Calligraphy

An Encounter with the Arts of the Islamic World

BSB Gallery is pleased to present the Solo Exhibition of award winning artist and Arabic Calligraphist, Mariam Rajput.  Rajput’s inspiration is derived from Islamic Texts and Persian poetry to convey a message of understanding and cultural inclusiveness.

The Kitab Series features conceptual paintings inspired by Islamic Manuscripts and an era of Persian Illumination dating back to the 13th and 14th century in the Middle East. Each painting has been meticulously planned, hand sketched and drenched in 24k Gold, Walnut ink and gouache. Rajput’s ‘Kitab Series’ was created in the ways of the old masters, using a compass and a ruler to set the foreground for paintings rich in details and design.