Today we’d like to introduce you to Fadhel Dabbagh.
Fadhel, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I believe the tree is like the human, it has emotion, and it feels. It might be happy or sad depending on where and how it lives. I focused my latest artwork on the cactus because it has incredible patience, just like humans.
Sometimes I describe myself as a cactus because of how many things I hold or carry in my mind and how much patience I must have.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m currently working as a senior development artist for a theme park design company in Los Angeles and as a professional abstract artist. I’m creating, designing and playing with art most of my time; this is my passion, I can’t see myself without art!
I get my inspiration from the relationship between humans and nature. There are millions of gorgeous elements in this world such as microcells, beautiful cactus and incredible underwater creatures that provide me endless inspiration.
Through these elements, my art represents peace, coexistence and love and how this world would look like if we exchange all of them!
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
To support my passion as a professional abstract artist, I have taken many jobs in different art fields. I worked for international companies creating 2D and 3D cartoons such as Pink Panther and Pals, I’ve designed video games, and now I am working on theme park designs. We’ve been able to learn new skills, support my family, and enjoy the work day. Working in different fields in the art world has also allowed me to view my art in a different light and improve upon it.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My artwork is currently in 5-star hotels around the world such as the Kempinski Dead Sea Hotel and the Coral International Hotel in Cape Town among others. I did three solo exhibition in the Middle East and participated in many group shows in professional galleries and museums around the world like the Delaware Art Museum. I moved to Los Angeles last year and have plans to participate in the galleries, art centers and museums with the goal of having a solo exhibition shortly.
For now, you can check my artwork on my website and social media.
- Website: http://fadheldabbagh.wixsite.com/fadhel
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fadhel_dabbagh/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fadhel.dabbagh
- Other: https://www.saatchiart.com/fathel