One Dimension Group

Rafa Al Nasiri, A Sun Mural (1972). Oil and rope on canvas. 89 cm x 89 cm.The One Dimension Group combines Sufi mysticism with contemporary abstract art.

Shakir Hassan Al Said, an Iraqi artist, and philosopher, founded the One Dimension Group in 1971. The group sought unity with true reality, rather than what they just perceived. “The One Dimension is eternity,” Al Said wrote, “the non-surface.” The group drew from traditions of Arabic calligraphy and helped birth the Hurufiyya movement.

Image: Rafa Al Nasiri, A Sun Mural (1972). Oil and rope on canvas. 89 cm x 89 cm.


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