About the Artist
The consistent theme running through Ali Mourabet’s captivating paintings is their extremely vibrant colour 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, give 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
In addition to painting and architecture, Mourabet also worked as a caricaturist for a daily newspaper and weekly magazines in Abu Dhabi (1978 -1980) and images of his paintings have been used on promotional material by the United Nations and Unicef organization and the Lion’s Club for fundraising events.
Exhibitions of his paintings have been both at home in Lebanon, as well as in France, the UK and the United States. Recent group exhibitions have been in Brick Lane, London and with No Naked Walls Gallery, Guildford, UK and at MASA-UK, Manchester, UK, with a planned group exhibition in Scotland in spring 2022. He has participated in a number of UK-based Art Fairs and pop up shows, with more art fairs on the horizon this year.