(Alessandra Giorda) Hicham Chajai is one of the most appreciated artists in the world in the art of calligraphy. His works are amazing and in the following interview he tells himself between public and private. He will take us on a wonderful journey between passion and profession for this wonderful art.
Chajai organized several successful events in Paris, Dubai, Copenhagen, Roma, Doha and Luanda and soon he will be the protagonist, with other 6 artists, of CaliXpressions. This event, in Dubai, curated by Jesno Jakson -Art4You Gallery.
Can you please elaborate on your transformation from an engineering student to a calligraphy artist?
The transformation was a smooth and natural process. Indeed, since my childhood, I have been practicing parallel activities which developed both my academic and artistic backgrounds. Before Calligraphy, I was a musician and I graduated from the National Conservatory of Colmar in France. I discovered Arabic Calligraphy at my engineering school in Paris. Calligraphy was a module associated the Arabic class. My Master was Frederic Fattal, from Syria and I spent few years of intensive training with him. Since then , I have always combined my artistic and scientific activities.