Back Alley Artists Night 2017: Yasir Ali

YASIR ALI

BIO

Born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Yasir's journey with art started as an exploratory process of understanding the real through the abstract.

Over the past ten years he has been part of art shows both in Canada and U.A.E. He obtained an engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 2014.

When not in the studio; he enjoys spending time outdoors. Yasir has been an active member of various NGOs for the past 6 years, and is presently working towards creating a cohesive understanding of art with respect to community resiliency and engagement.

Yasir currently works in design as part of the custom Design-Build Industry in Vancouver, BC.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a graduated engineer from the University of Alberta. Having lived the majority of my life in busy metropolitan centres in Canada and the Middle East, my art has been heavily influenced by both my education, and my travels.

All my pieces are mixed media – with acrylics playing a big role in setting the tone and contrast of every piece. This is then complemented with gel mediums, spray paints, and wax – the usage of which is dependent on the nature of the work.

My intention in creating art is to help understand fragments of societal constructs on a deeper level; and in doing so represent them in an abstract manner that connects with every viewer’s psyche.


CONTACT INFO

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FEATURED ARTWORK

 Flow / 16x20in / $150

Flow / 16x20in / $150

 Mother Nature / 36x18in / $1100

Mother Nature / 36x18in / $1100

 Underneath The Bling / 16x20 / $150

Underneath The Bling / 16x20 / $150

 Yellow / 36x36in / $1350

Yellow / 36x36in / $1350