MOHAMMAD ALI BHATTI
M.A. Bhatti is a dynamic contemporary artist who concentrates on themes that are inspired by the sounds of mysticism and current social issues around him. Born and raised in Pakistan, he attended local art institutions in his native country at an early age; subsequently, he travelled to the United States and earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, Athens, in 1998. In his early career, he was inclined toward figurative art and became an accomplished portrait artist.Gradually, his fascination with contemporary abstract expressionism led to inspiration by mysticism, fantasy, and current socio-political conditions.For the last 30 years, he has painted and exhibited around the world resulted 35 solo exhibitions. His work is unique and is collected world-wide.
The visual interest in his paintings is heightened by multiple layers of acrylic, oil, resins, spray paint, randomly torn magazine and book pages, design patterns, and calligraphic elements which help him to create rich imagery. He utilizes intense vibrant colors applied in bold strokes which enable him to generate an exciting character to his canvases. Bhatti’s art is a synthesis of his aesthetic sensibility and metaphysical versatility; a powerful expression of pride and vitality. This combination of the artist’s sensitivity with his technical versatility becomes a vehicle which allows him to explore interplay of exotic forms and shapes with freedom. Mohammad Ali Bhatti’s distinctive style, combination of subject matter, bold comparisons, and intense color is instantly recognizable; collectors throughout the United States as well as abroad value and prize his work. Dr. Bhatti lives in Houston, Texas and is associated with the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, AO5 Gallery in Austin, and artist-owned Archway Gallery in Houston. He currently teaches a variety of art classes,using a combination of demonstration and hands-on instruction, and has a large committed following of students.
Genre: Abstract, Commissions