Biography

Born in Damascus in 1953, Walid Al Agha graduated from the Department of Visual Communications, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1979. Starting from 1982, he was a regular lecturer in the faculty. Recently, he is dedicating his time to his artworks. Al Agha focuses on presenting a new vision of Arabic calligraphy, in both words and separate letters. He uses forms of letters and words in Arabic Calligraphy as visual art elements that construct the space of each painting and complement its other elements. He also uses visual symbols that are reminiscent of Damascene architecture.