Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti is a world renowned contemporary painter. He earned his MFA with painting as his major, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and PhD. in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Ohio University. He has been painting for the last 30 years, having over 30 national and international solo exhibitions and several group shows to his credit. Mr. Ali was born and raised in Pakistan and has been painting since his childhood. In his early years, he was inclined towards figurative art and became an accomplished portrait artist. His fascination with contemporary art can be seen in his early figurative compositions. Painting for him has always been like composing a symphony; emphasizing on vivid tonality, juxtaposition of forms and textures.
Mr. Ali’s compositions are dramatic and colorful; elements move freely in an anonymous space molded with energetic brush strokes. Visual complexity, aesthetic sensibility of design, form and content is the true essence of his paintings.
An exhibition of paintings by Mohammad Ali Bhatti held at the Chawkandi Gallery,
includes a series of artworks depicting a way of life in Sindh that is rapidly changing…
"Refreshing" that is what you say when you see the paintings by Mohammad Ali….
His paintings are not just a display of paint.
"As I view it, (Portrait of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai)Ali's imaginative reconstruction
of a portrait offers a momentous accent on a process of configuration.
"Mohammad Ali painted various portraits of persons of historical significance
to the Southern Campus. His contributions have paved the way for the establishment of a portrait gallery.
"Ali is a man of significant artistic ability. His growth as a professional painter
during the completion of MFA in painting at Edinboro University was impressive.
"Alternating between swift, long strokes and soft scribbles, Mohammad Ali quietly sketched
the face of the woman sitting before him. After ten minutes …..
"The crowd erupted into thunderous applause the moment
a life size portrait of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was unveiled. There were 'oohs' and 'aahs' as ….