DODI TABBAA
THE PIXEL LIGHTBOX SOCIETY

An experience with pixels and light

19 May to 2 June 2013

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  Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, Dodi Tabbaa's latest exhibition uses the geometry of pixels, to create a luminous exhibition of prints that glow with almost neon shades of energy and enhanced color lighting up each square, giving each an individual burst of an aura-like beam.

  Revisiting her exploration with pop art, Tabbaa takes her work to a new level of by referencing digital pixels, LED lighting and high definition effects . Dodi admits influence from Japanese video games, especially from the artist Keiji Inafune, but there are other references as well, to the classic colour theorists and op artists of the 20th century such as Josef Albers, Dan Flavin or Victor Vasareley

  Dodi explores the effects of perception though the illusion of movement across space and the interaction of adjacent colours, in some works imagining additional environments through over-stamping, where fish swim in pixilated seas with dappled light, or birds shelter in an oasis in the desert.

  With the effects of modulation and tonal variation across the geometric forms, the works are vibrant, colourful and enhanced by the inference of light from within. Dodi Tabbaa brings a 21st century perspective to colour theory.

 Dodi Tabbaa

 Drawing on her rich native culture and her western education, Dodi Tabbaa works in various media for her art. Her work is characterized by geometric shapes mixed with free hand spontaneity and she emphasizes the distribution of shapes and unadulterated colours.

  Born in Pakistan, Dodi Tabbaa received her BFA Honours in Fine Arts and Graphic Design (Lahore Pakistan) with a post graduate diploma in printmaking, textile design and typography from the Ruskin School of Art in the UK. She has held various positions as a curator and since 1988 has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Amman, Bangladesh, France, London, USA, Iceland, UAE, Bahrain and Germany. Dodi’s art is held in public and private collections throughout the world.

  Since 1977 Dodi has been living and working in Amman and is married to Jordanian sculptor Samer Tabbaa.

 My Message to the Viewers

  I welcome you to share with me yet another experience that I am grateful for THE PIXEL LIGHTBOX SOCIETY An Experience in Pixels & Light. As an established artist of over thirty years, I am living in a world that is forever changing the artistic channels of distribution. In this fast paced digital era, one thing has stayed the same, and that is my hunger to experiment.

 As Helen Keller puts it “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

  An adventure, not a final destination, and this is exactly how I feel about my artwork. It is not the end result of my trial and error that counts, but the thrilling process. I create art to absorb it from within, not to simply standardize my image. I am an artist with no brand because I am not confined to one. My artwork is dedicated to the critics and the risk-takers. I price my art so that it is affordable for all and profound enough for you to be a part of.

  Dodi Tabbaa

  May 2013

  Amman, Jordan

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

HOMAGE TO MAHMOUD DARWISH

MOHAMMED AL SHAMMAREY - 'PAPER BOATS '

RAFIK MAJZOUB - 'X RAY '

SINA ATA - 'MAMNOO3 FORBIDDEN '

MIKE V. DERDERIAN - 'CIRQUE DU HABALEENO '

GHASSAN GHAIB WITH SCULPTURES BY AHMED AL BAHRANI - 'HANINE (NOSTALGIA) '

CHARLOTTA SPARRE - 'ABCD – A DREAM OF FOUR CITIES '

MOHAMMED AL SHAMMAREY - 'WASAT AL BALAD / DOWNTOWN'

TARIQ DAJANI - 'SAQR'

AMMAR KHAMMASH - 'FOSSILS OF TIME & LIGHT'

KARIN MAYER & AHMED AL KHALIDI - 'URBAN EXCHANGE'

BADER MAHASNEH - 'EXPOSURES'

GHADEER SAEED - 'MEMORIES OF LOVE & WAR'

SALEH ABU SHINDI - 'VOCABULARY OF LINES AND COLOUR'

MONA SAUDI - 'SONG FOR THE EQUINOX'

BADER MAHASNEH - 'SCULPTING THE WATER'

TARIQ DAJANI -  'ABOVE WADI RUM'

HAKIM JAMAIN -  '30 DAYS IN LUXOR'

ABORIGINAL ART - ANCIENT ABSTRACTIONS

3 DIMENSIONS, 3 JORDANIAN ARTISTS

SHEREEN AUDI - 'EXPRESSIONS OF A FREE SOUL'

FLOODED LONDON – FIVE IMAGES OF THE FUTURE

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Prints and Paintings

ASIL Photographs of Arabian Horses by Tariq Dajani at Zara Centre Gallery

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