Shakil Akram Khan

Artist / Engineer
Islamic Geometric
Toronto, Canada
Shakil Akram Khan is an engineer with a love for geometrical art. He was inspired to create his unique form of Islamic geometric art by the master of tessellations, M.C. Escher. Khan has developed a new concept of tiling using Arabic calligraphy. This is a novel concept in Islamic art. Khan is based out of Toronto, Canada.
Islamic Geometric - Calligraphic Tessellations
00:01:11
2014
Each design is based on a single word in Arabic square kufic script that is being repeated in four directions to make a tiling. The words are among the ninety-nine names of God in Islamic theology. The square kufic script is an ancient form of writing that is based on right angles. The resulting geometrical designs not only visually captivating but they are also readable.