HARI LUALHATI is an ARTIST permanently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Hari obtained a Degree in Fine Arts in University of the Philippines, Diliman year 2006 with honours (Cum Laude).
Hari has received numerous awards from different international competitions like 1ST PLACE at Marco’s Art Emporium- Return to Realism Art Competition 2019, First Selection Figurativas 17 Competition (Spain), “Living Portrait Master” -Second Prize Winner 2017, “ARC Staff Awards from the 12th Art Renewal Centre’s International ARC Salon 2016 (USA), “Arte Dinamica” from Associazione Culturale Grifio Art Gallery 2016 (Rome), American Art Awards 2014- 1st Place (USA), The Palm Art Award Certificate of Excellence 2012 (Germany), to name a few. Hari has also been featured in International Magazines, Art Books/Catalogue and newspapers: The South African Artist Magazine Issue 48 2019, Wall Street International 2018, The Philippine Star 2004, China Daily 2008, etc. Hari has also been on the cover of International Art Magazines like INSIGHT Magazine 2017, Art Manager 7 Magazine 2013, and Close to Art Magazine, an Art- Design-Architecture French Magazine 2014. Early year 2018, Hari had an exhibition in the prestigious MEAM - European Museum of Modern Art where Hari’s artwork has been sold to a private collector in Europe. Hari Lualhati’s artworks have been exhibited in Philippines, HongKong, South Africa, Italy, Germany, Armenia, Ukraine, Barcelona and Zaragoza (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic).
My artworks are inspired by powerful lessons I’ve learned from life. My creations emphasize the value of life and incorporate elements like nature and animals to show that we are all connected.
My goal is create a connection between my artwork and whoever will view it. I believe that we are all connected as human beings and that we share the same emotions. I hope that the audience could see part of themselves through my artworks and hopefully it could bring them back to that triumphant and inspiring part of their lives.
Though I take into consideration the use of different techniques, I value more the feelings that I put into my works. I paint with my heart. For me, a painting is successful if it can make anyone who would look at it feel the emotion that it’s suppose to give. It is like delivering a clear message by touching the hearts of the viewers.