hadi tabatabai
Artist Work 




§ Prelude to the Present

Composition in H-minor

Sketchbook I

Sketch II
 

Works on Paper:  Prelude to the Present

From left to right, top to bottom, strokes are painted like writing "i"s. Each are painted apart, casually aligned,
and clearly marked by hand, with a certain inclination to fill the surface, like text covering a page. In some, multiple reframings occur with thick long black strokes or slight tonalities around the edges of an area. Often layers are built up by continuously re-affecting the surface through a fissure of new markings, washes, and thick strokes of paint. It creates a space constantly in motion — luminant and translucent, reflective yet distance, but always seemingly present.





11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998








11 x 14"
Tempera paint, water colors,
ink, pencil on bristol paper
March 1998












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