Karim Jabbari began his artistic journey at the tender age of twelve. A difficult childhood was made easier through the power of calligraphy, allowing him to express what he could not in words. Later in life and far from home, calligraphy became a reminder of where he came from and what he left behind. His love for the Arabic language intensified as he began to delve deeper into its beautiful letters, words, and syllables.
Inspired by old arabic scriptures, Karim developed his own abstract form of calligraphy using different patterns, shapes, and colors. Always searching for an original concept to breathe more vibrancy and life into his creations, Karim’s work is continuously evolving. Classic Kufi and Maghrebi calligraphy are featured in many of his compositions. This preference arises from the strong pull towards his North African background and the importance of keeping dying traditions alive.
Alongside his private ventures, Karim endeavors to give back to communities and has a particular passion for teaching. His project ‘Back To Basics’ focuses on enticing children away from the modern day technologies, and back to healthy exploits, such as reading, painting, Workshops and field trips aim to present children to the beauty of the world through Art.
Karim Jabbari is also considered as one of the most respected light calligraphy artists in the world, his quest for innovation and discovering new ways to incorporate the arabic calligraphy pushed him to give a new dimension to that discipline.
The love of letters and art are the main source of inspiration for him, and that’s what make him one of the most polyvalent visual artists on the scene.
كريم جباري بدأ كريم جباري رحلته الفنية في الثانية عشرة من عمره. سهّل الخطّ الفنّي طفولته إذ سمح له بالتعبير عمّ لم يستطع التعبير عنه بالكلمات. استوحى فنه من كتابات عربية قديمة وقرّر أن ينشئ نهج معاصر للخط العربي فطوّر خطّ تجريدي خاص به مستخدما" مختلف الأساليب والأشكال والألوان. بالإضافة الى ذلك يعتبر كريم جباري الفنان الأكثر احترافا في الرسم بالضوء في العالم العربي. تم اختياره سنة 2015 ضمن افضل فناني الشارع في العالم.
إنّ حبّه للأحرف واللغة العربية هو مصدر إلهامه الأساسي والأمر الذي جعله واحد من الفنانين الذين يتميّزون بتعدّد التكافؤ.
الخط العربي والرسم بالضوء هي العناصر التي تكوّن عالم الفنان كريم جباري