SOL HALABI

PAINTER

Sol Halabi is an artist who specializes in painting, but has been known to experiment with drawings, sculpture and installation.  She combines the techniques of informality and abstraction with classical realism, utilizing both conventional materials (such as oil and graphite) and unconventional materials (such as wax and tar) to achieve her purpose.
The image of a woman in a constant, dreamlike space where reality and fiction are blurred defines Halabi’s work. Her pieces are personal, poetic and speak in a metaphorical language - seeking to provoke thought and discussion through abstraction. Her work’s use of symbolism and romanticism draws on elements of neo-romanticism and portraiture to give viewers an image that distorts reality and speaks of the importance of physical surroundings in how individual people interact with their environment to create memories, dreams and goals - factors that ultimately define the human experience.