The power of the Arabic alphabet
Sarah Hassan is a formative Kuwaiti artist with a passion for heritage of the east. Her works reflect her leanings towards folkloric expressions.
Sarah believes Arabic alphabets have special characteristics that even foreign artists like the Swiss-German Paul Klee picked up. This can be noticed in her works, as she employs the alphabet to come up with beautiful works with significant artistic value. The Arabic alphabet, which is considered an integral part of her work, has a dynamic formation with certain various visual aspects that bring the work to life and makes it vibrant with clear musical harmony.
Sarah has a special and personal angle through which she sees the alphabet. She does not aim to transform her works into a purely alphabetical formation, but rather attempts to create a beautiful link between the Arabic alphabets and other visual shapes. By this, she turned the alphabet one of her works' elements, where she was able to make the letters interact with other artistic elements and shapes inspired by IslamicArab art.
The works of Sarah Hassan are characterized by a method of (altered realism) that can be considered stable and expressionist, where shapes are disciplined. Her works fluctuate between realism in some details and expressionism as a whole. Furthermore, the ingredients of her art are drawn in vivid shapes with slight alterations in some parts to form shapes in a form that fill the work.