Pete Moorhouse is one of the leading artists producing contemporary sculptures that rework traditional Islamic designs. The inspiration for the works are found in the geometric motifs found in the tile-work and engraving found within mosques. Islamic craftsmen created abstract geometric patterns that were symmetrical, proportional, and balanced.
Pete takes these two dimensional designs and reworks them into contemporary sculptural form, retaining the essence and harmony of the traditional designs.
Pete represented the UK at the prestigious Islamic Art Festival in Sharjah UAE.
Pete Moorhouse is one of the leading international artists that is creating innovative work reinterpreting traditional Islamic art in Contemporary form. His work explores spirituality, inter-faith dialogue and pluralism. Moorhouse works with classical motifs and traditional design found in mosques and reinterprets these in sculptural forms that are elegant, harmonious and elevating. The sculptures, combining balance, repetition, detail and form create intricate works that have strong aesthetic and transcend traditional boundaries of culture and convey a profound essence of spirituality.
Islamic Art Festival, National Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Pete has work located within mosques in the UK. He is also currently working on a new Minaret for mosque in Bristol, UK.