Commentary

 

Bassmi's art work has a unique ability to produce emotional, ethereal, and hypnotic responses in its viewers. Collectors often express that the work changes the vibrational atmosphere of their surroundings. Bassmi’s work attracts a wide audience including those who do not usually relate to abstract art.

 

None of these paintings insist on a literal meaning, instead they speak in a language we intuitively recognize, a language that mimics the movement of water, the massing of clouds, the budding of flowers. Whatever is recalled for us, it is the play of presence and absence that asserts itself as the fundamental rhythm of life. 

His work begins from a meditative state where his vision presents itself and is then captured on the canvas. The paint is applied in a liquid form. The painting is then revisited in several sessions during which transparent layers of paint are applied until the depth and vibrancy of his original vision is achieved.

 

These paintings are created to serve as windows to an inner passage where viewers can find their own undiscovered dimensions. When viewed in a meditative sense, they convey the poetry of creation; they help us experience the Isness of life and a peaceful state of being.

All images are copyrighted © by Bassmi Ibrahim. The use of any image from this site is strictly prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained. 

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