In his recent works, Mourabet strives to bring the same sense of peace and nostalgia to the viewer that he feels when he creates each piece. His use of saturated colours, especially in his sun-drenched faces of buildings and inviting beach scenes, give an endearing feeling of positivity.
Regarding both architecture and painting as forms of art, Mourabet is never without a pencil or a paintbrush in his hand and continues to experiment with new processes and techniques.
The consistent theme running through Mourabet’s captivating paintings is their vibrant color 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.
Born in Damascus in 1951, Ali Mourabet has lived in Beirut with his family for the greater part of his life. An architect since 1976, he has a long-running passion for designing buildings, and as a professional artist since 1977, a love for depicting scenes from Lebanon, and this is reflected in much of his work.
In addition to painting and architecture, Mourabet also worked as a caricaturist for a daily newspaper and two weekly magazines in Abu Dhabi from 1978 to 1980.
He has exhibited his work in Lebanon, as well as in France, the UK and the United States, with several European shows planned for the future.
Images of Mourabet's paintings have been used on promotional material by the United Nations Unicef organization and the Lion's Club for fundraising events, and his drawing of the College Hall (American University of Beirut) was sold to raise funds for its reconstruction in 1992