Artist Statement: 

Christina Habibi has a sharpened focus on misconception, perception and paradigm; this focus is captured in her abstract paintings, which are fluid and have a shape-shifting quality. The viewer begins to observe the painting determined to define a form, but finds the form elusive.

Misconception, perception and paradigm are also themes embedded in Habibi’s Structural Art. Her use of copper tubing as an interior design element is a divergence from the material’s utilitarian purpose. Copper tubing, which is most often hidden behind walls and in discreet locations is now re-appropriated into aesthetic centerpieces within a space. The juxtaposition of this industrial material within a refined living space conveys the limitless existence of alternative narratives. The slow patina of the copper speaks to the infinite potential for perceptual change.