About Youssef Nassar

Youssef Nassar is a critically acclaimed Lebanese born (15/11/1990) Canadian artist who is known for his unconventional work in photography and film making. Raised in a family that encouraged his interest in the art of film, Youssef entered the field of Radio/TV studies at Notre Dame University, where his passion for photography and film making blossomed.

Youssef Nassar has been noted for his radical approach in art, escaping from the mainstream “cliché” and repetitions to highlight sexuality, violence and macabre.

Being a guitarist himself, Youssef intertwined his love for film and photography with music; with his work being greatly inspired by songs. When asked, Youssef’s leading inspiration came from the Grammy award nominated musician Steven Wilson, the prolific solo artist and lead singer/guitarist of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree.

Youssef’s film ‘The Exhibition’ featured Steven Wilson’s ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’. When Wilson saw the film after granting Youssef the neccesary copyrights, he was impressed and later asked Youssef to direct a video for the song “Perfect Life” taken from his album “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” released in 2015. The video, released in February 2015, was lauded for it’s beautiful, warm colour palette and dream-like imagery.

Youssef has also worked with many local bands and also been a part of many photography exhibitions and digital screenings of his work.