HOZAN ZANGANA

Shaping from intuition

Shaping From Intuition

Hozan Zangana was mesmerized from a very early age by the original 7th century Kufic script with its heavy calligraphy full of voluptuous curves and fat strands like charmed snakes. They almost seem small sculptures. Silent shadows of ancient Mesopotamian and Persian statues. Hozan Zangana digs deep in his study of the shapes of the Kufic script and discovers how the history of the region is told through the hands of the old calligraphy masters; there must be a relation between this monumental writing style and the rise of a religion that prohibits the making of images and sculptures and that would destroy so many art treasures

Age-old cultures have been reduced to two-dimensional decorative patterns this way. The original volume, which is so meaningful for the Kufic calligraphy, disappears over time and the script slims down to mere lines.
Modern Kufic can expect only one question: ‘What is it?’ This question is essential to Zangana; it draws us as spectators into an abstract space. The result is a collection of intuitive objects that communicates like the 7th century Kufic script.

In the midst of the chaos of the world and its eventful history Hozan Zangana restores silence. He works in meditative concentration; once the ratio is silenced his heart and hands can speak out freely. This is how his objects come into being; they all tell a story which contains a message for years and years to come, he hopes.

Sufi

Material: Porcelain
Size: ∅ 200 x 310 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Sufi

Material: Porcelain
Size: ∅ 200 x 310 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Kisal
Material: pears wood
Size: 437 x 230 x 282 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg

Kisal
Material: pears wood
Size: 437 x 230 x 282 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Kisal
Material: pears wood
Size: 437 x 230 x 282 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Kisal
Material: pears wood
Size: 437 x 230 x 282 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Erik & Petra Hesmerg
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hunebench
Material: Ipe wood
Size: 2200 x 400 x 350 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sufi
Material: Porcelain
Size: ∅ 200 x 310 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sufi
Material: Porcelain
Size: ∅ 200 x 310 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Sham
Material: Brass
Size: ∅ 150 x 51 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Danh

Material: Sycamore wood
Size: ∅ 600 x 80 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Danh

Material: Sycamore wood
Size: ∅ 600 x 80 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Danh

Material: Sycamore wood
Size: ∅ 600 x 80 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska

Danh

Material: Sycamore wood
Size: ∅ 600 x 80 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Hawen Black
Material: Nero Belgio marble
Size: ∅ 150 x 84 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Anodized Aluminum, Copper, Bronz and Steel
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Anodized Aluminum, Copper, Bronz and Steel
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Steel
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Steel
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Bronz
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Bronz
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Copper
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Copper
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
Barmil
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Size: ∅ 62 x 70 mm
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska
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