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A note about “Non-Absolute Abstraction” and the artist’s statement

Invitation to watch virtual painting exhibition “Non-Absolute Abstraction”

Art has a border-less mission

July 2018

Watching artwork in galleries is a special experience. But, despite the fact that these days the gallery spaces are full of diverse range of works, selecting which one to visit has become more sophisticated and harder than ever. But with such a Scattered and sometimes turbulent background, there are active and capable artists who are still out of the lightened up gallery halls, they act professionally and independently , with a new look and Function. Getting to know Diba Adib, the painter due to her virtual exhibition, can be a new and different experience for art enthusiasts.

Diba Adib, who began drawing and painting in 1997 at the age of 9 through participating in different art workshops, continued to study arts academically by entering the Conservatory on Graphic Arts in 2003. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture and Art of the University of Kashan in handicrafts (pottery and ceramic), she chose painting as her profession, and in this direction, to develop her artistic abilities she participated in some great masters classes such as Yaghoob Ammamehpich, Nusratullah Moslemian and Ali Zakeri.

In autumn, 2014, with exhibiting seven self-portraits in the form of a solo exhibition called “Seven Self-portrait Paintings” at Ekbatan book-city cafe gallery (Tehran/Iran) , for the first time, his works were presented to the public, and then in the fall of 2016, with the launch of her own website, in order to create a virtual gallery to showcase her drawings and painting, she has been working to create a space in line with the needs of today’s society, so that people can become more familiar with her artistic activities and works.

Also, in the summer of 2018, after over two decades of experience and activities in visual arts, particularly  painting, she has now displayed an abstract collection in a virtual exhibition entitled “Non-Absolute Abstraction” on her personal website. The performance of this collection, which consists of 18 large-scale works with acrylic on canvas, lasted from autumn 2013 to the summer 2014 . During the completion of this collection, she was able to expand her capabilities in abstract painting  style by taking part in some of Nosratollah Moslemian’s workshops.

Now, after learning about the experiences and activities of this young artist, it is necessary to come up with her statement in order to directly deal with the thoughts and concerns of this painter and to determine the necessity of why she arranged an independent and virtual exhibition.

Virtual Exhibition Statement ” Non-Absolute Abstraction”
Diba ADIB / June 28th 2018

In the painting world, pure or absolute abstraction, in addition to borrowing nothing from nature, lacks any hints of emotional or mental expression. While the works featured in the virtual exhibition “Non-Absolute Abstraction” are the result of my attempt from 2013 to 2014 to express my emotions and display my inner world in those years, with the help of abstractive  language. These 18 canvases, each of which presents a different world to the audience, each one for me was an expressing medium that could have been possible only through color, large dimension canvases and abstraction language.

Beside the painter’s blessing provided by the depth and purity of painting while expressing their ideology  and quality of their inner world, after the creation, the important issue that concerns almost every artist would be where, how and when to exhibit their works. Thus, because of all the complexities, in many cases, this acts as a deterrent to the growth of  their career. Since sharing ideas through their works is an influential factor in evolution of the art and artists, I decided to act differently with the virtual exhibition “Non-Absolute Abstraction” in my personal website.

I believe this display method can be used and accepted widely among contemporary artists, Providing artworks for a vast range of audience. Moving towards this path, one can hope that art which is borderless itself, to be presented in a borderless space in a near future.


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