Tabatabai’s works evolve from exploring the aesthetic possibilities offered by repetition and precision. The works that teeter on the edge between painting and sculpture. Embracing the formal aesthetic of American minimalism these works, conceived of string, paint and a variety of supports, encompass a haptic quality …

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Hadi Tabatabai is known for his delicate, meticulously executed pattern-based works in mixed media. Tabatabai, who holds degrees in industrial technology and painting, is known for exploring the form of the line as a physical space—now a 15-year-long exercise. “I view the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance,” he says. He makes drawings, paintings, and sculptures from materials like wood, thread, and acrylic paint, but Tabatabai states that his choice of material is ultimately arbitrary and constantly changing. His methods are based on repetition and layering of certain marks, with the main intention of filling a surface.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Hadi TabatabaiPeter Blake Gallery
2019
THE SPARK IS YOU: Parasol unit in VeniceParasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Nine Iranian Artists in London: THE SPARK IS YOUParasol unit foundation for contemporary art
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Acrylic piece 2012-6, 2012

Acrylic paint on acrylic panel
7 × 6 1/5 × 1/2 in
17.8 × 15.8 × 1.3 cm
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Tabatabai’s works evolve from exploring the aesthetic possibilities offered by repetition and …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included

Hadi Tabatabai is known for his delicate, meticulously executed pattern-based works in mixed media. Tabatabai, who holds degrees in industrial technology and painting, is known for exploring the form of the line as a physical space—now a 15-year-long exercise. “I view the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance,” he says. He makes drawings, paintings, and sculptures from materials like wood, thread, and acrylic paint, but Tabatabai states that his choice of material is ultimately arbitrary and constantly changing. His methods are based on repetition and layering of certain marks, with the main intention of filling a surface.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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