Youssef's approach to his painting process exudes a sense of liberation as he takes on a blank canvas, free from any predetermined direction or subject, a stark contrast to his prior highly structured and geometric work. Despite the fear of failure, disappointment, and the unknown, he persists by embracing the inherent uncertainty and risk-taking nature of the creative process.

Through a skillful and lengthy layering process, which may take months to complete, Youssef boldly experiments with techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, scrubbing, and washing away paint. He confronts his fears head-on, ultimately emerging from the depths of uncertainty to discover novel ideas, visions, and mysteries. As he overcomes his fears, he gains a renewed sense of hope, inspiration, and vigor for his work.

"Overcoming Fear" is an exciting new body of work in progress by the artist in 2023. The pieces featurethe artist's signature use of acrylic paint on canvas, and explores the theme of fear and how it can be conquered.

Title: Enigmatic Voyage

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 30x30 inches

Year: 2023

"Enigmatic Voyage" is a new artwork by the artist. Created in 2023 using acrylic on canvas, the piece invites viewers on a mysterious journey into the unknown. With its intriguing use of color and composition, the artwork evokes a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Title: Personal Odyssey

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 48x36 inches

Year: 2023

"Personal Odyssey" is a new artwork by the artist, created in 2023 using acrylic on canvas. The piece is a visual representation of the artist's personal journey, with its intricate patterns and bold use of color symbolizing the twists and turns of life


Title: Enigmatic Pathways

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 32x14 inches

Year: 2023

This artwork portrays hidden secrets and fears along our journey, depicted through secret holes and hidden layers within our paths. The acrylic painting technique is used to create a sense of enigma and mystery, inviting the viewer to contemplate the hidden elements of their own journey.