Moustafa Al-Hatter



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Artist Statement

The important change of my pictorial background took place In the Caribbean, I found myself immersed in the tropical light, which suggested an approximation and rediscovering of color, but the big change happened in Egypt I was touched by its ancient civilizations. Maybe the transformation in Egypt and in the Caribbean was due to the accumulation of remembrances of my travels to different countries all over the world that were finally settled and allowed the technical and stylistic form of my painting. Moreover I began to capture those magical and mysterious moments of life, from the obvious that can be seen by my eyes, to the visionary that is perceived by my heart and soul.
In my work of art, I abandon the representation of reality, and stayed away from mundane affairs. There is an intention to paint from my memory, which gathers and moulds the remembrance of travels, promenades in mysterious old civilizations, and in tropical latitudes. The conventional means of expression is put aside, thus allowing spontaneity with the intention of preserving directness and originality of the living experience.
I have placed my art into compartments, while maintaining a sense of unity. The small painted panels project a microcosm, each of which emerges from a wide rectangular background, suggesting the macrocosm. Moreover, the small panels reveal a subtle intention to represent the finite world in which we live, and to project it as the result of the infinite creation. Painted compartments differ in shape, movement and palette, sometimes suggesting the discontinuity of the cosmos. Nevertheless, I seek the impressions of the infinite world.
I abandon the easel for the table, on which I can place larger panels, and meet the need for more room and full control. I like to increase both the size of the surface to be painted, as well as the area in which I display the activity. One senses that these paintings represent an achievement in a wider context that of the simple support surface.
I do not use color to paint, but to give the spiritual and musical sensation which flows from my enigmatic interior. In other words, I reach the heart of the observer by intensifying all the colors of my palette, thus allowing the mind to find peace and harmony.
One of my concerns is to establish the unity color-movement in order to turn the painted space into a piece of art. In addition to the process of placing the color, trying not to repeat the same range of tones.
To describe the spiritual significance of my installation. I advocate that the highest meaning of my work of art is always Unity, and showed how it reveals and leads to the principal Unity, and how it reflects the mystery of the manifestation of the One in the many, and the multiplicity in that Unity.
In my work of art, I don’t seek to lead the eye to an imagined world; on the contrary, I liberate it from all preoccupations of the mind. It does not transmit a specific ideas, but a state of being, which is at once repose and inner rhythm...the purest simile for the manifestation of divine reality, which is the center throughout, in each creature, and in each cosmos, without any being or any thing being able to claim to be in its sole reflection, creating an unending reflection of centers in each other: the “unity of being.”


SELECTED PERIODICALS

1996
- June, La Nueva Al-Fida, issue no 56 (the whole page): El Pintor Moustafa Al Hatter, written by Blanca Guzman, Caracas, Venezuela.
- May 26th , La brujula – Guia Cultural – Publicacion del CONAC : Fuera de Limites, Exposicion de Moustafa Al hatter, Caracas, Venezuela,
- May 10th , El Nacional, Moustafa Ahmad Console de Egipto, Miembro de Honor de la Associcion Venezolano De Artistas Plasticas, Caracas, Venezuela,
- April 22nd , El Universal Newspaper, social 3-17 : Las Pinturas del Consul de Egipto, Caracas, Venezuela,
- April 12th, El Universal, Social, Comentarios Del Momento, En La UCAB, Caracas, Venezuela.
- Excellencia Magazine, Year 9, No 13, Page 37: Exposicion de Pintura “Camino al Sol”, Caracas, Venezuela.
- Excellencia Magazine, page 18: Moustafa Ahmad “Esencias”, written by dra Milagros Bello (Sociologa de art, Historiadora de Arte, Criticio de Arte, Y Curadora de Arte Actual), Caracas, Venezuela.
- Excellencia Magazine , page 21: Miembro de honor, Caracas, Venezuela.

1998
- November 29th, Le Progres, issue no 251: UN Embassdeur peintre expose au Centre Culturel Espagnol. Cairo, Egypt.
- November 16th, Al Ahram Newspaper, Cairo, Egypt.
- November 16th, Al Akhbar Newspaper, Cairo, Egypt.
- November 15th, Al Ahram Newspaper: Art and Diplomacy, by Makram Honeen, Cairo, Egypt.

1999
- February 28th, Al Ahram Newspaper: The color and light in the art of Moustafa Al Hatter, written by Abdu Mobasher, Cairo, Egypt.
2000
- October, The Diplomat Magazine, page 3: Ambassador of Egypt Moustafa Al Hatter exhibit in Panama, Cairo, Egypt.
- August, El Diplomatico: Embajador Al Hatter, Dona Sus Pinturas, Panama City, and Panama.
- August, El Despacho de la Primera Dama Magazine: El Embajador de Egipto Dona Sus Pinturas, Panama City, Panama.
- July, El Mundo Social, page 38, Panama City, Panama.
- July, Al Gomhorya Newspaper, second page, written by Mohamed Ismael. Cairo, Egypt.
- July 3rd, El Siglo Newspaper, written by Adriano Herrera Barria, Panama City, Panama.
- June 29th, El Panama America. Last page: Danza de Fuego, Panama City, Panama.
- June 25th, El Siglo Newspaper, page 8: Moustafa Ahmad, Pintura y erudiccion, by Adriano Herrera Barria. Panama City, Panama.
- June 19th, La Prensa, page b15: Al Hatter Expone en Panama, by Manuel Vega loo, Panama City, Panama.
- June 19th, La Prensa, page b15: Entre el lienzo y la Diplomcia, by Manuel Vega loo, Panama City, Panama.
- June 18th, La Prensa, Panama City, Panama.
- June 18th, El Panama America: colores viajeros, by Marilina Vergara, Panama City, Panama.
- May 1st, El Siglo Newspaper, by Adriano Herrera Barria. Panama City, Panama.
- April 8th, El Panama America: Moustafa Al Hatter edited by Agustin Del Rosario, Panama City, Panama.
- March 27th, El Panama America: Dimensiones Milenarias, by Raul A. Bernal, (the whole page), Panama City, Panama.

2001
- April 8th, El-Siglo, Dimensiones Milenarias.
- April 3rd, El Panama America. Panama City, Panama.
- April 2nd, El Panama America, Panama City. Panama.
- March, El Mundo Social, Dimensiones Milenarias” una muestra de art, Panama City, Panama
- March 30th, El Panama America. Panama City, Panama.
- March 30th, El Estrella De Panama, page c1 (the whole page) Dimensiones Milenarias, by Alejandra Aruz, Panama City, Panama.
- March 28th, La Prensa, Panama City, Panama.
- March 28th, El Universal, page 29, Arte Entre Egipto y Panama, by Eivilyn De Luz. Panama City, Panama.
- March 26th, Moustafa Al Hatter: Expone en el Museo de arte Contemporaneo de panama, by Maria Luisa Fernandez, Panama City, Panama.
- March 25th, El Universal, page 34, Dimensiones Milenarias en Panama, Panama City, Panama.
- March 26th, La Prensa, page 68, Panama City, Panama.
- March 23, El Siglo, page 11: Embajador de Egipto, Gran Exponente de las Artes Plasticas, Panama City, Panama.
- March 22nd, El Esteria de Panama, page c7, (the whole page): Dimensiones Milenarias en Museo de arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Panama.
- March 20th, El Siglo, page 27: Moustafa Al Hatter, Panama City, Panama.

2002
- August 25th, Al Ahram Newspaper, page 10, Navigation with colors and music, the Journey of Al Hatter, written by Abdu Mobasher, Deputy Chief Editor, Cairo, Egypt.
- January, The Diplomat Magazine, Exhibition of Ambassador Moustafa Al Hatter in Panama, Cairo, Egypt.
- September 6th, Al Gomhorya weekly Newspaper, second page, Ambassador Al Hatter, written by Mohamed Ismael, Cairo, Egypt.
- May, Nisf El dunia, page 40, Ambassador Al Hatter Navigating in colors, by Mohamed Nasser, Cairo, Egypt.

2003
- July, El Mundo Diplomatico, issue 58: Arte y Cultura, Panama City, Panama.
- June 23rd , El Panama America: De Egipto A Panama, Panama City, Panama.
- June 22nd, El Siglo, page 32: Gran Noche de art y Cultura, ofrece el Embajador de Egipto M. Al hatter, by Miguel Moreno (whole page), Panama City, Panama.
2004
- December 12th, Al Ahram Alektsady Magazine, issue 1875, page 12, written by Rabyaa Shahyn, Cairo, Egypt.
- September 12th, Al Ahram Newspaper, page 10, Ambassador Al Hatter, written by Abdu Mobasher, Deputy Chief Editor, Cairo, Egypt.
- August, Al Wafd Newspaper: The Creative Ambassador, by Ezz Eldeen Nageeb, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 30th , Al Ahram International Newspaper, year 128, issue no 42970, page 7: Ambassador Artist, The Inspiration of Moustafa Al-Hatter by Amany Elkasas, Cairo, Egypt.
- July, The Diplomat Magazine, issue 106; My Journey with colors, by Moustafa Al Hatter, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 26th , Al Ahram Alektsady Magazine, issue 1855, page 13;
When a Diplomat have the Art and the Violin, written by Rabyaa shaheen, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 21st , Al Ahram International Newspaper, year 128, issue no 42961, page 5: Ambassador Al Hatter, the Artist Sophist by Amany Elkasas, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 18th , Al Ahram Newspaper; the Ambassador Artist Al Hatter, written by Nagwa Alashry, Deputy chief Editors, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 15th , Al Akhbar Newspaper, year 53, issue 16295: The Diplomacy of Colors, by Abunadarh, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 8th, Al Wafd Newspaper, year 21, issue 1063: Ambassador Al- Hatter at Opera House. By Dr Moustafa Alrazaz, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 6th, Al Wafd Newspaper: The Peace at the Ambassador Al-Hatter Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 5th, Al Esboaa Newspaper, issue 382, page 17, the Journey of Ambassador Al Hatter with Colors at Opera House, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 5th, Al Ahram Newspaper, last page, by Mona Ragab, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 3rd, Al Mosawar Magazine: the Exhibition of Al Hatter at Opera House, Cairo, Egypt.
- July 1st , Al Akhbar Newspaper, year 53, second page; Ambassador Al-hatter, Art and Diplomacy, his Journey toward the Light, by Thorya Darwish, Cairo, Egypt.
- June 30th , Al Gomhorya Newspaper, second page: The Journey of Ambassador Moustafa Al hatter with colors, Cairo, Egypt.
- June 4th , Al Ahram Newspaper, page 32: at Opera House tomorrow, Art and Diplomacy, by Makram Honeen, Cairo, Egypt.

2005
- February 12th, Al Ahrm Alarabi Magazine, year 123, issue 412, Art Exhibition for the Diplomats, written by Elsayed Rashad, Cairo, Egypt.
- February, Sout Elneell Newspaper, Second Edition, Ambassador M. Al Hatter, written by Fawkya Yasyn, Cairo, Egypt.
- February 7th , Alomaal Newspaper , year 39, issue 1920, Ambassador Al Hatter, written by Hyam Abdelhafyeez, Cairo, Egypt.

2006
- December 12th, Alektsadya Newspaper, issue no 4805, Moustafa al Hatter, Painting without frames as a symbol of unlimited abstraction, Saudi Arabia.


CATALOGS AND BOOKS:

2009:
- Unlimited Abstraction: The Journey of Al Hatter Towards the infinite, published by AuthorHouse, USA, (under printing).

2005:
- Light Inspirations: a catalogue for the exhibition at Al Ahram newspaper, from January 9th to 20th, Cairo, Egypt.

2004:
- My Journey towards the Colors: a catalogue for the Exhibition at Opera House, from July 5th to 14th, Cairo, Egypt.

2003:
- My Abstract Sculpture Paintings: a catalogue for the Exhibition at National Library of Panama, from June 18th to July 20th, Panama City, Panama.

2001:
- Dimensiones Millenaries: a catalogue for the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary art, from March 26th to April 28th, Panama City, Panama.

2000:
- La Danza Del Fuego: a catalogue for the exhibition at National Bank of Panama, from May 20th to June 7th, Panama City Panama.

1998:
- Camino Al Sol: a catalogue for the exhibition at The Spanish Culture Center, from November 16th to 30th, Cairo, Egypt.

1997:
- Camino Al Sol: a catalogue for the exhibition at The National Library of Venezuela, from May 22nd to July 27th, Caracas, Venezuela.

1996:
- Fuera De Limites: a catalogue for the exhibition at The Catholic University Andres Bello, from 11th to 26th, Caracas, Venezuela.

EXHIBITIONS

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2005
January 9th to 20th, the main art hall of Al Ahram Newspaper, Cairo, Egypt.

2004
July 5th to 14th, the main hall of Opera House in Cairo, Egypt.

2003
June 18th to July 20th , at ‘Biblioteca Nacional de Panama’ the National Library of Panama, Panama City, Panama.

2001
March 26th to April 28th, exhibition at “El Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Panama’’ the Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama City, Panama.

2000
May 20th to June 7th, at “Casa Museo del Banco Nacional de Panama". Panama City, Panama.

1998
November 16th to 30th at "Sala de Exposiciones del Instituto Cervantes", The Spanish Cultural Centre in Cairo, Egypt.

1997
May 22nd to July 27th, at “Biblioteca Central’’ de la Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.

1996
April 11th to 26th, at “Universidad Catolica Andres Bello’’, Facultad de Humandidades y Educacion, Centro Loyola, Caracas. Venezuela.





SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2005
February 7th to 21st, exhibition for diplomats in Shadicore Gallery Cairo, Egypt.

1997
May 10th, the Hall Pro-Venezuela, on the Day of the Plastic Artist in Caracas, Venezuela.

1996
August, the Art Hall, to celebrate the XXVI Anniversary of the Autonomous Institute of Maquetia International Airport, “Victor Milan Gallery”, Venezuela.

1996
July 6th , exhibition organized by the College of Venezuelan Architects, the Venezuelan Association of Plastic Architects, and the Piquer Foundation with seat in Caracas, Venezuela.

1991
August, a collective exhibition organized by the Embassy at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.

1985

October, a collective exhibition organized by the Embassy at the Egyptian Culture Club (Nasser), Khartoum, Sudan.
1978

January, a collective exhibition organized by the Embassy at Holiday Inn Hotel, Monrovia, Liberia.

1975
August, a collective exhibition at El Ghory Cultural Palace, Cairo, Egypt.





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