Professor Bashir Makhoul

Bashir Makhoul is a Palestinian artist born (1963) in Galilee. He has been based in the United Kingdom for the past 22 years. During this time he has produced a body of work, based on repeated motifs which can be characterised by their power of aesthetic seduction. Once drawn into the work however, viewers find themselves engaged with something far more complicated than a beautiful pattern. Economics, nationalism, war and torture are frequently woven into the layers of Makhoul’s work and often the more explicit the material, the more seductive the surface.