Al Aswadi lives and works in France and this is his first exhibition in the UAE. He uses calligraphy as a way to express his feelings and thoughts without them being specifically linked to language. Arabic letters and words are not drawn in a straight line or placed horizontally, but painted and stacked separately so that they lose their meaning and instead, create depth and a kind of landscape. He says that writing is the core of his work but that it strays from the normal usage to enable others to enter into a world of visual language.
His work also has spiritual undertones because rather than use calligraphy as a form of information, he is using it as a medium and hopes to transport the viewer to another dimension upon viewing his work.