Color is never absolute and always finds meaning in relationship to other colors and how they are affected by their surrounding environments. For this reason, color is considered to be the most relative medium in art. Every painting has its own temperature based on the color palette.
Color affects us on a deep subconscious level by directly influencing the soul, and eliciting feelings and experiences as exciting and transformative as a human touch.
Geometric abstraction is a non-representational art form. In geometry, angles and shapes can be orchestrated in ways to produce visual symphonies.
The circle embodies the mathematical principles found throughout creation. They reveal the inner workings of nature and the inherent order of the universe. The square embodies the four elements of life, wind, water, earth, and fire; the governing foundations of life.
Images made of circle and squares expand our way of thinking, and bring about certain wisdom of universal knowledge and a deeper understanding of human consciousness.
“Fariba Abedin’s paintings dissect light into its prismatic components. She then re-configures these component colors into sometimes large-scale compositions.
Reminiscent of early Bauhaus concepts, especially ideas by Johannes Itten in his book “The Art of Color”, Abedin goes beyond the original Bauhaus premises and articulates novel geometric color fields of her own provenance.” By; Volker Eisele
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"The Stella-esque colors, lines, and patterning pop out immediately thanks to a flat, mid-gray background. Abedin forces our eyes continuously in circles through the perimeter of the painting, but also in each of the quadrants she’s delineated, with patterning similar enough to keep it cohesive but dissimilar enough to keep it dynamic."
"Fariba Abedin’s large scale, meticulous, and gloriously colorful geometric paintings give the effect of looking into a giant kaleidoscope. Her work is inspired by ancient Persian architecture, poetry, and calligraphy and explores geometric abstraction with an emphasis on color study. Although Abedin's work is geometric and struc tural, it is also tender and appealing in its appreciation of nature, science, and history."
"Fariba Abedin's paintings light up a room with their bright colors and complex geometric patterns. Although some of her pieces are executed in black and white, she seems most intrigued by color, which has led her to study color-field artists such as Barnett Newman, Frank Stella and Kenneth Noland. Paintings like “Color Field #114” and “Color Wheel #11” reveal the influence of that mid-20th century movement on Abedin’s work."
"Fariba Abedin's new body of work brings in the signature geometric style of Abedin, but introduces a new angle through exploring concepts of love. The soft curvature of calligraphy juxtaposes and blends with Abedin’s angular precision, creating a dance of the eyes for viewers."
Fariba's large-scale geometric paintings are amazing. The rich saturation of color and sharp, straight lines are soothing and happy. Her work is detail oriented, and it's easy to see her cultural influence."
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