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David Abed  Chicago, IL


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Oil on linen
'Inside the Glass Origin'
Oil on linen

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About David

David Abed is a Chicago-based contemporary symbolist painter. Working primarily in oils, his works typically portray life-size female figures set in minimalist landscapes. Themes include issues dealing with fertility/infertility, disability, bodily function/dysfunction, medical intervention and using figures to represent non-human objects/phenomenon.

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10.04.2013 @ 4:43 PM

I find this piece to be exciting and haunting at the same time. The beautifulness of the human body in any form captured in the reality of what is today. The ribs i feel are the point , though i cannot speak for the artist i applaude david’s boldness and talent.


09.28.2013 @ 8:22 PM

Tomorrow is a beautiful piece, and I think that the skinniness of the model is part of the artist's message. I like how David Abed gives so much character to the women in his paintings. That's not something you normally see in male artists.

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09.28.2013 @ 5:47 PM

good pic i just wish she wasnt so skinny. her ribs kind of messes up the picture for me

William wolte

09.28.2013 @ 1:12 PM

Rubens was an excellent painter, but alas he died. I have a theory they could only get fat, ugly women to disrobe. Be that as it may, our view of the world has changed and today an awful lot of women are anorexict

Martha juarez

09.28.2013 @ 10:46 AM

I know this artist in person. Great teacher, incredible, magnificent artist. No one can paint the human body like he can. A true master.

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09.28.2013 @ 10:43 AM

I know this incredible, magnificent artist. There in now one that can paint the human body like him.

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09.28.2013 @ 10:36 AM


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09.28.2013 @ 8:33 AM

Reubens would be appalled...this woman looks anorexic!!

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