Rabi Khan, Toronto Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement
“With an aesthetic that is as striking as it is enigmatic Rabi Khan seems to the part the curtain between the dream and reality – revealing glimpses of those moments just beyond the reach of consciousness.
Exploring these ethereal landscapes, forms struggle for shape in the currents of memory and suggestion, emotions build upon their own rhythms, gaining in tempo until they cascade into a realization that strikes you like an epiphany – as daybreak cracks the waking dream.
As such, it is up to the viewer to be inspired – to fill in the gaps and finish each piece. In this way, each viewer becomes an inexorable, active part of the creative process. In Rabi’s “The Kiss,” for example, two suggestive forms, almost celestial, seem to materialize in an embrace. Here, Rabi’s abstract impressionism evokes the forms, suggesting shapes as opposed to defining them, leaving it to us the viewer to be compelled, to fall into the space of the moment and understand what it is that we are presented.”