Ali Mourabet Follow Artist
Born in Damascus in 1951, Ali Mourabet has lived in Beirut with his family for the greater part of his life. An architect since 1976, he has a long-running passion for designing buildings, and as a professional artist since 1977, a love for depicting scenes from Lebanon, and this is reflected in much of his work. In addition to painting and architecture, Mourabet also worked as a caricaturist for a daily newspaper and two weekly magazines in Abu Dhabi from 1978 to 1980 and images of his paintings have been used on promotional material by the United Nations Unicef organization and the Lion’s Club for fundraising events.
The consistent theme running through Ali Mourabet’s captivating paintings is their extremely vibrant color palette. With many of his works presenting simplistic geometric shapes and architectural forms and others depicting everyday life in his immediate surroundings, Mourabet is continuously seeking to explore different styles and techniques, while at the same time remaining faithful to the subjects closest to his heart. His use of saturated colours, especially in his sun-drenched faces of buildings and inviting beach scenes, gives an endearing feeling of positivity.
Having had a successful career as an architect, spending much of his life in Beirut where he still resides, Mourabet often paints everyday locations from the city as he observes and depicts the buildings that surround his high-rise studio and immediate surrounding environment. In more recent paintings, he has begun to combine his love for geometric forms with more descriptive elements, creating distinctive landscapes and cityscapes that sit somewhere between the abstract and the figurative.
Exhibitions of Ali's paintings have been both at home in Lebanon, as well as in France, the UK, and the United States. Recent group exhibitions in the UK have been in Brick Lane, London, at No Naked Walls Gallery, Guildford; Whitehouse Gallery, Scotland and MASA-UK, Manchester. Spring 2023 will see his work included in a group show at R Young Gallery in Wokingham, nr Reading.
His work is also currently represented online with a number of UK galleries and has been shown at UK-based Art Fairs such as Affordable Art Fair and Fresh Art. In March 2023 Ali took a stand at The Other Art Fair at The Truman Brewery in London and will be showing at Fresh Art in Cheltenham in April with No Naked Walls Gallery. He also has an active online presence on Saatchi Online and Singulart.