Meet Yassine Mourit

As a child growing up in his native Casablanca Morocco, Yassine Mourit always found immense pleasure in art making. His love of art only intensified into adulthood.

In 2005, Yassine earned his MA in Graphic Design and Illustration from the National School of Fine Art, in Casablanca, Morocco (École supérieure des beaux-arts de Casablanca).

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Over the years, Yassine was employed as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and an Art Director with worldwide known international brands. In 2013, he moved to London to pursue other opportunities to work in fashion and branding. During all those years working for various employers, he continued to work on his own art. In 2016, he decided to turn his passion into a full-time profession.

Geometry and figures are central to Yassine’s work. He paints in layers and combines figurative elements with expressive brushstrokes and geometric lines. His works are influenced from past and present life experiences, often focusing on human expressions, divulging secrets and exploring stories from different narratives, often with more than one meaning.

Yassine’s work is a beautiful commingling of technical knowledge and emotion, of organization and expression. His sense of color and composition suggest a place where the physical meets the spiritual. Each work carries a certain feeling and story, yet the space between the figurative elements leaves room for the viewer to add his or her own imagination or interpretation.

As for inspiration, Yassine states that often his paintings are often a result of several experiences or influences as it can take as short as a few days to as long as a few years to complete each piece:

‘I take days, weeks, months, years to make my artwork ready, and when someone asks me what inspires and influences [it] I simply say, “Today will not be the same as tomorrow or yesterday. That means that I can’t be inspired and influenced by only one thing. Each day brings me something new; new ideas, philosophies, stories which I carry during the whole process of making it to come to life.’

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