Kryztzia Dabdoub

Jan 28, 2018 to Apr 8, 2018

Kryztzia Dabdoub creates enormous textural abstracts with earthy details. She successfully evokes the elements and integrates them into her work: sand, earth, leaves and debris can all be discovered in her paintings. Dabdoub, a new Peninsula resident, has found in Northern California a fresh source of inspiration, with its bright light, crisp colors and transparency of water and wind. Dabdoub is influenced by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Adrian Pujol, Beth Allison, Jackson Pollock but also by the great works of art from the past and the bright colors in pigments and in nature.

Born in the 1970s in Mexico City, Dabdoub first learned the basics of drawing and color there, and painted mostly with dry pastel and oil paint. In 1989 she went to study art in Paris, initially at the "Atelier de Sèvres" then at the well known "Académie Julien" where painters such as Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, Jean Arp, Maurice Dennis and many others attended before the name was changed to ESAG Met de Penninghen. After Paris, she lived and worked in Madrid, Barcelona, and Caracas. In 2001 she moved again to Mexico City, where she published 2 cookbooks, Sabor a Gloria I and II. By 2004 she was in Paris, where she focused on watercolors and drawing at the Carousel du Louvre with artist Sophie Rousseau. She also got a certificate in History of French Art through Christie's auctioneers and attended art lectures at the Louvre. In 2010 she moved to Rye, NY, where Dabdoub continued painting in the Art Students League of New York with Artist Beth Allison. During this period she was also a Board Member at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY. In 2016 she relocated to the Bay Area.

“Evocation of Elements” by Krytzia Dabdoub (detail)

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