Info Panel
You are here:   Home  /  Featured Artists  /  Razwan Ul-Haq
  • Razwan-Ul-Haq
  • Al Asr, the Time, land art for the Grand Depart, Yorkshire, Tour de France 2014 (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • The Rave (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • War Paradox (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • Bismillah Life (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • Sultan Vs Dracula (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • Ninety- Nine Names (c) Razwan Ul-Haq
  • Allah an-Noor (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Razwan Ul-Haq

Artist, Writer

Based in the North of England, Razwan Ul-Haq became familiar with the proportions of the classical Arabic script initially through his father. After a spell in teaching, he decided to concentrate on his art and writing, bringing out a series of calligraphy paintings and spiritual fiction books.

The Rave (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

The Rave (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Razwan uses the term Islamic minimalism to refer to his Islamic Calligraphic Art. Though contemporary and using cultural aspects of today, Razwan’s minimalist approach gathers momentum through spiritual metaphor. His work draws from the minimalist traditions within Islam and almost exclusively uses Qur’anic Arabic.

Ninety- Nine Names (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Ninety- Nine Names (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Razwan’s work re-establishes the metaphoric expressionism at the heart of minimalism.

Allah an-Noor (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Allah an-Noor (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

His clear crisp calligraphy is inspired from Osmanli calligraphy and the sense of proportion developed by Muslim calligraphers of the Holy Qur’an after Ibn Muqlah. He also acknowledges the movement of expressionism in calligraphy of other regions – Chinese, Japanese, near-Eastern calligraphy.

(c) Razwan Ul-Haq

(c) Razwan Ul-Haq

He has been featured numerous times on radio and television; he has appeared on Teachers TV, and was featured in the Ramadan Diaries series in 2013 on Channel 4.

War Paradox (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

War Paradox (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

He was commissioned to produce a large land art for the Grand Départ of Tour De France 2014 in Yorkshire. His piece, ‘al-Asr’, which means, the Time became the largest Arabic calligraphy ever produced in the UK.

Al Asr, the Time, land art for the Grand Depart, Yorkshire, Tour de France 2014 (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Al Asr, the Time, land art for the Grand Depart, Yorkshire, Tour de France 2014 (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Razwan has exhibited in various venues around the UK; his work can currently be seen as part of the Wakefield Art Walk at SNAP Arts until 30th November 2014.

Bismillah Life (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Bismillah Life (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Razwan has written numerous books, including the Black Taj Mahal, a spiritual fantasy love story that borrows from Sufi idiom, set in the grit of the 20th century; and Sultan Vs Dracula, a science fiction tale that mixes historic facts with fantasy. It tells the tale of Vlad the Impaler, the historic inspiration behind the Dracula lore, and introduces Radu, his younger brother, who was a Muslim. The book has an unconventional layout, with bursts of art, footnotes of historic facts and Sufi saying in the margins.

Sultan Vs Dracula (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

Sultan Vs Dracula (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

In October 2014 he was asked to take part in the Ilkley Literature Festival, giving a workshop on Arabic calligraphy, and a talk on his book Sultan Vs Dracula.

All images (c) Razwan Ul-Haq

www.ulhaq.com

  2014  /  Featured Artists  /  Last Updated October 22, 2014 by Muslim Museum  /  Tags: , , ,