'Sarir' Calligraphy style
The long-loved art of calligraphy, which once dominated all aspects of Persian culture, has been neglected in modern times. Korosh Ghazimorad has spent years of his career studying the art of calligraphy in different cultures and used all his mastery in Persian calligraphy and graphics to create a new style that is both artistic and culturally valuable, “Sarir.”
After studying over 40,000 pages of different works worldwide, interviewing Persian calligraphists, practicing various methods, Korosh gave birth to “Sarir.” Sarir, which is developed based on common Persian calligraphy styles and practices, can create calligraphy artworks that are soundly composed, melodically harmonious, and classically desirable.
Sarir has been developed over seven years by studying Persian, Chinese, and Western calligraphy forms and methods. Sarir is the sole movement in contemporary Persian calligraphy that tries to revive the Persians’ ancient art. Sarir could successfully overcome some limitations in the classic Persian calligraphy. Therefore, in Sarir, all Persian pen angles are used inspired by Western and Chinese calligraphy. Sarir, using the back of the pen and the opposite tip of the Persian pen for the first time in the history of Islamic art, enables the artist to create artworks with extended imagination.
Not only Sarir enjoys Persian calligraphic forms, but it is carefully designed by benefiting from graphical aspects and wording harmony. For that, artworks created using Sarir are more harmonious.
Besides Sarir’s features, it strives for an ambitious goal; rewriting dominant ancient Persian literature and creating modern artworks. The focus of Sarir is on creating more artistic forms of calligraphy by exploiting Persian literature legends, in particular Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
Samples of emotion-driven calligraphy inspired by Sarir
In Sarir’s first collection display in Tehran during February 2015, Korosh Ghazimorad showcased Ferdowsi’s poems from Shahnameh’s epic book. By this, Korosh Ghazimorad aims to tie the past to the present.