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Samir creates calligraphies to touch, move and inspire us to find connection once again to the power and beauty of Spirit and to re-enchant us into the world of wonder and magic that underlies the everyday and connects all of existence.
He studied calligraphy at the University of Damascus, Syria, and his work draws roots and inspiration from his travels across the globe and meetings with extraordinary human beings, including artists and spiritual teachers of all disciplines, as well as fusing different artistic traditions utilising classical mediums: ink and paints on paper and canvas, applied with kalams and brushes in addition to digital means of creation and manipulation, his calligraphies takes on a unique, avant garde and contemporary form that transcends boundaries and can truly be called global.
Samir has had the honour of being commissioned to design and create calligraphies and art for the interiors of a number of Mosques around the London area.
Samir Malik has been actively sculpting his own brand of Art for over 35 years, traversing the globe to explore what it means to be human and how that is expressed through creativity. He is acknowledged as one of the pioneers of contemporary Islamic art in the Europe and has exhibited internationally, and includes Royalty, multinational corporations and international charities amongst his clientele. He has studied with many artists of various disciplines across the world as well as teaching and mentoring internationally.
Drawing roots and inspiration from his travels across the globe and meetings with extraordinary human beings, including artists and spiritual teachers of all disciplines, as well as fusing different artistic traditions utilising classical mediums, his Art takes on a unique, avant garde and contemporary form that transcends boundaries and can truly be called global.
His Art is part of public as well as private collections around the globe, including the British National Collection. He has exhibited at The House of Lords, County Hall, Alexandra Palace, Michaelhouse Church, Cambridge (on invitation of the Cambridge Professor of Divinity, Dr. David Ford and the Meridian Institute), St Johns Church, Waterloo, Regents Park Mosque, GPU, Islam Expo.
His art has been featured in various periodicals and he has spoken widely on television and radio, including having a program devoted to his art and teaching by the UK Foreign Office with BSN.
He has taught art and lectured widely across the world for universities, colleges, primary schools and up to post graduate level.
He has been commissioned to create Art by, and worked together with various organisations including Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, Chloé, The Liverpool Arabic Centre, IslamExpo, Heavenly, Lippincott, Creative Junction, St. Marys Hospital Trust, Meridian Institute for Culture and Dialogue, The Muslim Literary Society, The Muslim Council of Britain, Siratt, KOA, Quba Islamic & Education Centre, as well as for private clients and businesses around Europe, The Middle East and the United States, including Royalty.