Badr Ali

BIOGRAPHY

Born in California, USA, 1993. Badr has lived in Jeddah for most of his early adult life. His life in Saudi Arabia was the beginning of his life as a maker. Ali’s practice generally focuses on depicting the ‘sublime’ through ethereal environments, attempting to utilize the viewer’s human experience by submerging their sense of presence within an immersive space, usually through surreal landscapes. He is inspired by European classical paintings by old masters such as Rubens, William Blake and John Martin, and their use of landscapes to further underline the dramatic tones the works expresses. Badr seeks to project that melodramatic notion with more emphasis on the environment as opposed to the bodies and poses their work usually pertain