Born in Syria, Nasri studied architecture at the University of Aleppo. He started his career as an architect working in building restoration, including the famous ancient crusaders’ citadel ‘krak des chevaliers’ where he spent five years working as a project architect. Nasri then furthered his studies in architectural restoration at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, before returning to Syria to work as a university professor and a faculty member at Al Baath University in Homs, Syria. Nasri also ran a design firm for 25 years focusing on building design, environmental consulting and book publishing. He authored four books in architectural theory and environmental design.
His passion for oil painting dates back to his undergraduate years at the University of Aleppo. He joined a student art club, where he learned the basics of painting and participated in student-led exhibitions. After his arrival in Canada, Nasri was fascinated by the richness and beauty of the Canadian landscape. Currently, like many people of his generation, he chose to resume painting again after his retirement. His creative process has evolved over the years and one that bears the hallmark of an architect. Every painting is planned in advance and structured ahead of time, while leaving some space for spontaneity.
In his paintings, he often mixes architecture and landscapes. However, he believes that there is no difference between nature and man-made structures, only in our eyes; everything is composed by a higher order. The defining line between the two is a product of scale and ought to be blurred out. Nasri is an associate webmaster for Arteast and an active participant in our events.
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