A thousand questions dwell in Sol Halabi’s works. Her characters evoke the faces of that great time in history when art was created as a reflection of man. Ageless and timeless characters whose gaze makes us look at each other.
By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, Halabi creates works through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual.
Her works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role.
Her Romantic inclination towards the tragic, the sublime and the uncanny, aesthetic categories lingering between projection and perception, coherence and chaos is the reason that her works are classified as part of the New Romantic movement.
By referencing romanticism and symbolism, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by informalism and classic realism by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer into their own significances.
Foreign to a passing fad, creator of her own cosmos, Halabi enters into the world of art with the maturity of someone who has walked a long way.
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