Bassmi Ibrahim

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Bassmi Ibrahim

Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Alpha Waves I

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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Alpha Waves II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Alpha Waves III
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Alpha Waves V
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Cosmic Journey I
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Cosmic Journey II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Cosmic Journey III
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Cosmic Journey IV
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Metamorphosis I
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Metamorphosis II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Metamorphosis III
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Mindscape II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Mindscape II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Sacred Space I
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Sacred Space II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Sacred Space IV
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Softer Dialogue III
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract SofterDialogue I
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Softer Dialogue II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Spatial Vibrations I
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Spatial Vibrations II
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Spatial Vibrations III
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Bassmi P giclee paper print abstract Spatial Vibrations IV
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bagp0030spiritualawakeningiii (1)
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Bassmi P abstract giclee paper print The Four Seasons
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Born in Cairo in 1941, Bassmi Ibrahim’s aesthetic educa-
tion began at home with his father , who was devoted to photography. At school, Bassmi’s talent was recognized at 14 by an art teacher, who for the next seven years instructed him privately both in traditional techniques and in “how to feel and think as an artist.” Bassmi went on to study at Ain Shams University, receiving his BA degree in art in 1963. Bassmi attended 4 years of noncredit studies at the College of Fine Art, and while the curriculum focused on making art in older styles, ranging from classical to Impressionist, Bassmi was deeply attracted to modern painting, that eventually became his lifelong preocupation. In 1965, awakening early one morning with his mind clear and open, Bassmi realized a need to paint from his inner self. What followed was an outpouring of 150 small ink wash images, that connected the observable and the subconscious. This approach, which the artist calls, “painting from my gut and not my mind”, would prove basic to Bassmi’s art.

In the mid-1960s, the artist moved to New York, immersing himself in the world of abstract art. One day in Greenwich Village, Bassmi encountered in person one of his artistic influences, Mark Rothko. Later, while seeing his work the older artist encouraged Bassmi in his path as a painter, and Rothko remains a spiritual mentor. Other important influences include the Abstract Expressionist de Kooning and Pollock, and the Color Field painters Paul Jenkins and Helen Frankenthaler. During this period, Bassmi’s abstract paintings were shown in New York.

In the mid-1970s Bassmi moved to Clearwater, Fl where he took over his father’s printing business and ran an art gallery. During a hiatus from painting, the artist immersed himself in the study of metaphysics and homeopathy. The spiritual depth that he explored became a touchstone for his work, with abstraction an embodiment of the boundlessness of existence itself. In 1999, the painter quickly produced several new paintings. The canvases, while abstract, reflected the artist’s closeness to nature, as well as his feeling for the dialogue of spontaneity and control with liquid, translucent paint. From 2004-2005, Bassmi produced paintings with veils of rich color on white grounds. The Isness Series in 2005 followed a similar format and was inspired by the intrinsic reality of all experience, expressed through luminescent petals and flows of oil and acrylic paint.

Bassmi’s work is in many corporate and private collections and has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. His recent solo exhibitions include those at St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida, and Eckerd College.