2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Youssef RamiToronto Canada
Surface Pattern/Geometric Abraction Aspects of repetition are present in every crevice, every corner of our peripheral vision. Historically, geometric patterns were always used to visually connect spirituality with science and art. Youssef’s work tries to extend the cultural understanding of geometric pattern to our modern urban life with an ability to convey emotional or express feelings and ideas. Using his passion of geometry, Youssef searches for the representation of surface pattern in visual art, a diagram of materialized reality, consciousness, thought, emotion, and energy. Youssef is a mathematician-turned-artist whose work is a unique combination of mathematical design pattern translated into modern, abstract-cubic art. The multi-layered, brilliantly-hued vertical and horizontal lines create a canvas strikingly reminiscent of the architectural lines and shapes inherent in cityscapes and industrial warehouse interiors.