WHO IS AGATY?
Mohamed El-Agaty is a professional calligraphy artist based in Dubai who started his professional journey in calligraphy 8 years ago. Agaty has become well known in the UAE & GCC region for his remarkable Arabic calligraphy work and has worked on various projects with well-known Art Galleries and Brands in Dubai such as Sikka, Tashkeel, EXPO2020, Majid Al Futtaim, and many others.
"Since the beginning of my career, I’ve focused on channeling my talent and creativity into meaningful and powerful results. I take pride in the Arabic language and the work I do as an Arabic Calligraphy Artist.
I started mastering calligraphy 8 years ago by learning all classic fonts through online courses then I took it to a more professional level by taking intensive courses in various fonts with the world-class calligrapher Mr. Mothana Al Obaidi (@mothanaalobaydi_art).
I've taken my professional journey even further by mastering digital design and learning ADOBE (Ai, Ps, Ae) to digitalize and enhance my handmade work for commercial projects." - Agaty
Some of the entities I had the pleasure to work with
AL SEEF DUBAI
First Arabic Calligraphy Augmented Reality Exhibition in 2021. Supplying Handmade Canvases & Souvenirs for Magic Rugs - The biggest Souvenirs and Art Store in Al-Seef Dubai.
Designing Majority of EXPO2020's Official Store Arabic Calligraphy Products (Mugs, Tea Sets, Plates, Keychains, Notebooks, Garments..etc)
AISHA AL-ABBAR GALLERY
Showcasing 2 Limited Edition Artworks during Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition and winning 1st Place.
THAT CONCEPT STORE
Partnering with That Concept store during their store launch campaign in Ramadan 2021.
SIKKA ART FAIR
Selected as a Featured Artist in 2020 fair to showcase a first of a kind Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition with new technology.
I <3 DUBAI
Supplying Arabic Calligraphy Artworks and Souvenirs to all major branches in Dubai Mall, Madinat Jumeirah, Mall of Emirates, and more.
THE BODY SHOP
Store branding for a new natural products campaign. The project involved handpainted freestyle calligraphy on the display wall of their store at MOE and painting traditional patterns on multiple plant pots.
HOUSE OF WISDOM
Partnered with the house of wisdom to conduct Arabic Calligraphy Workshops in addition to collaborations during their live events.
Exhibited multiple augmented reality original artworks at "Made in Tashkeel 2021"
Supplying Arabic Calligraphy Artworks and collaborating on designs for their souvenirs.
MAJID AL FUTTAIM
Selected to display my work at the "Flight into Innovation" Exhibition held in 2022 at Festival City Centre.
Supplying Arabic Calligraphy Artworks and designing artworks for their souvenirs.
NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL
Created the branding for each one of the 6 values in addition to an Arabic Calligraphy main Logo Design for Next Generation School under Al-Rajhi Education Group.
MARAYA ART CENTER
Worked together with Maraya on a Mural for one of their clients (Landmark Group) opening a new mall in Sharjah.
"Calligraphy to me isn’t just a set of lines in a classical mold, it’s always beyond routine and regular lettering. It's about maintaining the balance between meaningful shapes, colors and words."
Year of Tolerance Arabic Calligraphy Competition
BEST MURAL DESIGN
Maraya Pitch for Landmark Group
Sikka 2020 Art Fair
MIXING HANDMADE & DIGITAL DESIGNS
I have a strong passion for mixing handmade work with technology; handmade for originality and technology for innovation and generating crisp results for logos, 3D Projects, and commercial designs or artworks. I am proud to have been the first Artist in Dubai to adopt Augmented Reality in his work and I have the vision to continue creating mind-blowing experiences using the latest cutting-edge technologies.
"I believe that Arabic Calligraphy has the ability to give anything a new dimension of beauty and elegance. That's why I take the opportunity and challenge to work in different areas. This was the drive behind launching my jewelry brand "Agaty Jewelry" in 2021. "