Creating the Visual: Marrwho Hasati

Marrwho Hasati born in 1980, comes from a lineage of artists. Raised in Seattle, Marrwho grew up in an environment rich in both commercial and street art. As a child, he was surrounded by the oil paintings of his grandfather, inspired by the pen and ink drawings of his older brother and influenced by his caretaker who was a visual artist of many mediums.

Intrigued by texture, minute detail and the conceptual framework inherent in all art, coupled with a distinct appreciation for Japanese animation, Marrwho began to evolve his personal artistic style, which encapsulated a definite mood visible in each one of his works. At the Northwest College of Arts in Poulsbo, Washington, Hasati further developed his creative talents exploring the terrain of graphic design, expanding his dexterity to include digital art.
Marrwho’s artistic motivations are a result of his exposure to ancient civilizations and ancestral culture. Visits to historical temples and monumental sites in Africa had a marked effect on his subject choices. His interest in history led to a position on the design team at the Earth Center in Chicago, where he flourished as an artist creating works dedicated to the preservation of traditional spiritual systems. Marrwho works predominantly in the medium of painting, but also produces pen & ink drawings.  He has done many solo exhibitions in Seattle and has been featured in numerous magazines, books, posters and other publications.

Currently, Hasati is the overseer of the Earth Center School Headquarters in Chicago and is a principal teacher of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Medu). He also works as an art director for Firefly Publications and continues his work as an independent artist, creating murals in both the United States and Africa. 


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