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I have a great passion for color, line and composition. I believe the most complex emotions can be evoked from the simplest of forms. My style explores the relationship between colors shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. My color theory, which seems to be the most immediate aspect of my work to the viewer, is very instinctive and unorthodox. Non objective abstract art is difficult to fathom, and this keeps the viewer interested and encourages them to explore and tap into their own imagination and creativity. As an artist, I am intrigued by this idea. I believe how the viewer interprets the painting becomes the reality for that person. Add Comment


Tunisian born artist Habib Ayat has a BA in Art, Literature and Human Sciences from the University of Sousa.

Habib has drawn much inspiration from his Mediterranean roots, from the bright blues of the rooftops to the whitewashed walls of homes and the lush green leaves of the olive trees, Habib was moved by the vibrancy of the colors that filled his world. He grew up on a farm in the countryside but dreamed of the day he would also be a force in the art world. As a young man, Habib had a passion for art and a desire to create a new world order through his use of intense color and contemporary impressionistic techniques. He began working in acrylics and mixed media, and eventually became most passionate about using color and form as the true subject and the primary vehicle of expressing emotion through his paintings.

When Habib arrived in New York in the summer of 1999, he was drawn to the Art Student League. Since the 1800's the League has been known as a Manhattan based mecca for artists, and Habib began to walk the same hallways as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollack did before him. The influences of his professors at the Art Student League led to experimentation with color and collage techniques as Habib's work became more sophisticated in its use of color and texture. Habib lives in the New York Metropolitan Area in Jersey City, New Jersey which is a hotbed of emerging art activity. Jersey City is steps away from Manhattan art neighborhoods like SoHo, Tribeca and Chelsea. The Jersey City Arts community has been very supportive by showcasing his work in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the years. Habib has established a collector base both in the U.S. and internationally, including collectors in the U.S., France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia.


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