The worlds of fashion, entertainment and art will come together for the highlyanticipated art exhibition of Ibrahim Baaith.
With works influenced by Norman Rockwell and Alfonso Muhka, Baaith’s first solo exhibit will feature 30 original pieces. The never-before-seen works will encapsulate his love of bold color and paint strokes that evoke the pulse and ebullient sound of America’s urban landscape.
“Speed has worked wonders for my [work],” Baaith confessed. “Although I still fight with the aspect of using speed within my studio work, my live works show a play of color and form with an underlining message...with no inhibitions."
Known more his work as a fashion model and Centric's Model City, this painter, illustrator and Pratt Institute alum privately honed his passion for the visual arts until he was ready to create.
“After I graduated from Pratt in 2003, I basically fell into an artist block,” he admitted, “that didn’t lift until 2008. All the while I wanted to paint but was too conflicted with content and expressing my ultimate message.”
The exhibit will open on Wednesday, July 20, at 7 pm at Studio 39 (409B West 39th Street) in New York City.
(Photo: Moises De Pena/Picturegroup)