POKRAS LAMPAS DEBUTS HIS FIRST GALLERY SHOW IN THE REGION AS OPERA GALLERY DUBAI PRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED MODERN CALLIGRAFFITI ARTISTS IN THE WORLD IN AN EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION.

Opera Gallery Dubai, part of the internationally renowned Opera Gallery network, presents the exclusive Calligrafuturism – Chapter 1.0 gallery show by Pokras Lampas.The exhibition is set to impress in a unique celebration of Opera Gallery Dubai’s exclusive representation of this progressive artist within the region.

As one of the most distinguished modern calligraphy artists in the world, the inaugural collaboration between Pokras Lampas and Opera Gallery Dubai is set to be absolutely monumental, with the opening night epitomising his unique approach to calligraphy and the perfect execution of his work. Following the opening night, Pokras’ most creative, inventive and edgy masterpieces, created as part of the first solo show in the region; will be displayed in Opera Gallery Dubai up until December 20. Pokras is a Russian born artist who began his career creating graffiti in 2008.

Soon after being inspired by Niels “Shoe” Meulman’s movement Calligraffiti, he turned his focus onto street calligraphy. Later, Pokras was invited by Niels to become an official Calligraffiti Ambassador and has since been working on the self-developed style Calligrafuturism” which will be exclusively showcased in this exhibition. His work and technique as an artist has rapidly progressed and evolved into what is considered to be the most sophisticated form of Calligraffiti and he has since been in high demand for artistic and corporate projects, as well as being commissioned by some of today’s biggest private art patrons in the world. Most notably, he has achieved exceptional feats such as setting the World Record for the biggest calligraphy work, proudly adorning a rooftop in Moscow which is visible on Google Earth. Pokras is actively experimenting with different directions of modern calligraphy by applying and combining his knowledge of street culture, design and typography of different nations and ages. What is most striking about Pokras as an artist is his relentless ability to push the boundaries of calligraphy further than anybody ever has.

Whether it be in a different alphabet, the use of colors, mediums, instruments or texture; Pokras displays incredible maturity and curiosity. All of his passion and technique have been translated onto twenty captivating canvases, unveiled on the occasion of this solo show aptly titled Calligrafuturism – Chapter 1.0.

GO: Calligrafuturism – Chapter 1.0 is on display at Opera Gallery Dubai until December 20. Fly direct with Gulf Air to Dubai (www. gulfair.com). Follow @operagallery on twitter and instagram for more information.