Selected Reviews

Geometric Abstraction

“Love your work - who knew there'd be two of us!!! Your work is very nice in its 3 dimensionality & depth. I also enjoy your use of gradients and color” Bryce Hudson, Geometric Abstractionist, Mar 2014

I bought the "house of wisdom" mostly because of the originality. I love the piece, it constantly attracts my eye and adds a sense of serenity to my home. I like most the subtle depth and layers, the tiniest shadows falling from the brilliantly colourful cubes. A friend of mine said it best, "I could sit back and stare at it for hours". Art Collector, Toronto Apr 2013

"'YOUSSEF RAMI of Toronto, Ontario, Canada creates an interesting spatial arrangement entitled "Sacred Silence". The muted monochrome provides a tonality in which the staged structure with overlapping columns show a nice depth."'Prof. Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U. S. A. 2013

Youssef Rami’s works should probably be classified as abstracts but, to my eye, there’s a very strong suggestion of industrial cityscape in the arrangement of rectangles, bars and lines” Patrick Donohue, freelance art critic, Apr 2012

“YoussefRami, who received a Ph.D from CUNY, uses liquidtex and acrylic paint, layering an ember-like surfaces onto his canvas, creating physical depth in his abstracted paintings, reminiscent of the "Moog" series from graphic designer Burton Kramer. Rami's mathematical roots are present in his treatment of his art.”Q Chen, S² | Silent Scribbles ,Writing about art, Japan, and life in general, Apr 2012

“While Youssef Rami’s abstracts aren’t strictly cityscapes, it strikes me that their methodical, grid-like composition is probably inspired by the city” Patrick Donohue, freelance art critic, Apr 2011

“Loved the use of layering between shapes, I like how the depth of the art gives a 3 dimensional feel. Contemporary, very modern with great use of vibrant colors” Gallore Gallery, Curator, Samantha Moore, 2011

Oil Abstraction

"'YOUSSEF RAMI of Toronto, Ontario, Canada takes abstraction seriously. In his oil painting “Angelic Dreams” he composes light and glow on the left contrasted with the darker on the right side. The vertical movements on both sides harmonize the horizontal piece."'' Prof. Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U. S. A. 2010

"Garden Bliss" surges with an energy far removed from our ordinary association with the serenity of gardens. The values play against the colors in perfect balance and the organization of the contrasts has a rhythmic flow – a vivid directness that belies any accident on the part of the artist and speaks rather of a skillful intention."Infinity Art Gallery's premiere Exhibit 09-ONE. As juror Patric Baylis-Andre states, 2009