About Hari


Hari Lualhati, a dedicated full-time artist permanently based in Cape Town, South Africa, prefers to characterize her recent creations as “SOULWORKS,” considering them a direct conduit to her innermost self. Born on February 12, 1985, Hari’s passion for art emerged early, leading her to become a consistent representative in Art Competitions and garnering the title of “Artist of the Year” throughout high school. In 2006, she graduated with honors (Cum Laude) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Her professional journey has taken her across the Philippines, Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, and South Africa, where she has excelled as a graphic artist, product designer, illustrator, and painter.

Hari’s artistic prowess has earned her numerous accolades in International Art Competitions, with features and cover appearances in various Art Magazines and Publications. In 2015, she was chosen to represent South Africa at the esteemed NordArt Exhibition in Germany, one of the largest juried exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. In 2018, Hari showcased her work at the MEAM - European Museum of Modern Art, and recently had an exhibition there from October 2023 to January 2024. Her diverse body of work has graced exhibitions in the Philippines, Hong Kong, South Africa, Italy, Germany, Armenia, Ukraine, Spain, Prague, and the USA, attesting to the global resonance of her artistic expression.


I prefer to refer to my art pieces as my “SOULWORKS” because to me, they transcend mere artworks; they are embodiments of my soul expressed through art, serving as a direct connection to my inner self and encapsulating values that are profoundly significant to me. The essence of my Soulworks revolves around powerful life lessons, aha moments, and realizations that have left an indelible mark on my journey, shaping me into a better version of myself. Through my Soulworks, I aim to preserve and convey these lessons and inspirations to others, grounded in the belief that, as human beings, we are inherently interconnected and share the same spectrum of emotions.

The human figure, with its sincerity and raw beauty, has always captivated me. In my creations, I intertwine elements of nature and animals with the human form to emphasize the interconnectedness that binds us all. My artistic style can be characterized as a harmonious blend of realism, expressionism, and symbolism. Every stroke on the canvas is a heartfelt expression, as I believe in painting with my heart. The success of a Soulwork, in my perspective, lies in its ability to evoke the intended emotion in anyone who gazes upon it—a means of delivering a clear message by touching the hearts of viewers.

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