The Art of Yousef Balat

Illustrating Life, Real and Imagined


As a classically trained artist and illustrator I am drawn to image, illustrating life: both real and imagined.


Utilizing traditional and digital media I strive to convey the narrative through mark, color and/or atmosphere. Within my style I alter the look depending on what the story needs and what the media dictates.


With my tools and visual language I explore the gamut of visual story telling including the nuances of portraiture, the quirkiness of cartoon, the humor of social media and the grandiose epic of history/mythology painting.

My Work has shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally including:


Salzkirche Museum, Salzwedel, Germany

Museo de la Naicon, Lima, Peru

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Athens School of Fine Art, Athens, Greece

Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, USA

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey


My work can be seen in Corporate, Public and Private collections throughout the world.


If you have any further questions or a commission request please email me through my contact page. Or if you would like to have updates on my artistic activity follow me on my Facebook fan page.


Thank you for your interest.





All Images and content Copyright © 2014 Yousef Balat, Artist/Owner Hoop Snake Graphics LLC unless stated otherwise