Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti is a world renowned contemporary painter, represented by many celebrated art galleries around the globe. Mr. Bhatti was born and raised in Pakistan, received his early art training in local art centers in his native city of Hyderabad and earned BFA at University of Sindh. He grew up with paint and a brush in his hands; art books, magazines, colorful papers were always around him. He has been exhibiting for the last 30 years, having over 30 national and international solo exhibitions and several group shows to his credit. He earned an MFA in painting and later a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. Beside his studio practice, Dr. Bhatti also enjoyed his carrier as an art professor at numerous art institutes such as in Pakistan, Malaysia and in the United States.
Dr. Bhatti started his early career as a portrait painter and received many remarkable official and private portrait commissions; later on he expanded his art practice into abstraction, which allows him to be more Expressionistic and conceptual in his work. In his abstract paintings, the compositions are energetic; elements move freely in an anonymous space molded with bold brush strokes. Visual complexity, aesthetic sensibility of design, form and content are the true essence of these paintings. Dr. Bhatti paints in multiple layers with chaotic and rich surface texture through the use of mixed media including acrylic, oil, spray paint, randomly torn pages from magazines/books, as well as design patterns and calligraphic elements. Painting for him has always been like composing a symphony; emphasizing vivid tonality through the juxtaposition of simple and complex forms and texture.
Dr. Bhatti currently lives in Houston, Texas