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Debra Jan Bibel

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Thelonious
Thelonious in Chau-Tal, 2008 Acrylic 36 × 36 In. © 2008
Starry
Starry Night, 2007 Acrylic 30 × 24 In. © 2007
Edge
The Edge of Beyond, 2009 Acrylic 40 × 30 In. © 2010
Penelope
Penelope's Ploy, 2007 40 × 30 In. © 2007
Manhattan
Summer in the City, 2009 Acrylic 36 × 36 In. © 2009
Passage
Passage, 2008 Acrylic 30 × 40 In. © 2008
Sutra
Heart Sutra, 2006 Acrylic, Wood, Metal, Lacquer 30 × 60 In. © 2006
Hong-kong
Strait and Narrow, 2010 Acrylic 36 × 36 In. © 2010
Pianojazz
Piano Jazz, 2003 Acrlyic/Canvas/Playwood 18 × 36 In. © 2003
Amazonia
Amazonia, 2002 Acrylic 24 × 36 In. © 2002
Frankye
Frankye's Blues, 2002 Acrylic On Canvas With Plywood 24 × 28 In. © 2002
Isfahan
Isfahan, 2004 Acrylic 24 × 30 © 2004
Hong-kong2
Last Light, 2010 Acrylic 36 × 24 In. © 2010
Fes
Festival of Fes, 2006 Acrylic 36 × 36 In. © 2006
20100826112633-flamenco
Flamenco: Siguiriyas y Solerares, 2010 Acrylic 36 × 36 In. © 2010
20101113120502-pungmul
Pungmul Percussive Dance, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 30 × 30 In. © 2010
20110211115651-jereznight
Jerez Night, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 24 × 36 In. © 2010
20110806085958-wall
Wall, 2011 Acryclic 40 × 30 In. © 2011
20110806090128-stairs
Begin Here, 2011 Acrylic 24 × 36 In. © 2011
20130202184138-saopaulo
São Paulo Spring, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 48 × 24 In. © 2012
20130202184324-sfskyline-large
The Magic Hour, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 48 × 24 In. © 2012
20141202222822-boston-morning
The Morning After Tomorrow, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 24 X 1.5 Inches © 2014
20141202222910-corcovado-large
Corcovado View, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 30 X 40 X 1.5 Inches © 2013
Portrait
Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco
Birth year
1945
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA
Schools
University of California Berkeley
Representing galleries
exhibited at 57th Street Gallery, Oakland, 2/7/2012 to 5/7/2012; Alta Bates Summit Gallery, Berkeley, California, 17 November — 4 January 2013, Panorama Gallery, Oakland, July 13-October 30, 2015
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, modern, photography
Statement

Since her youth, Bibel's art has had a proclivity toward bright solids and geometric morphologies. What is distinct about her art is the crisp precision, the definite form, the scientific execution.  They appeal to the intellect and are of ideals. As art consists of different voices, hers is one of quiet elegant order, the architectural shape of Modernism and also of the Japanese and Korean monastery. They provide clarity of mind and tranquility even within a large array of shape and hue. Bibel has sought to question our perception of reality. Her paintings manifest her motto "as if" and signal this state of ambiguity and fundamental existential doubt, the mystery of deeper order, and the longing, the quest, for resolution.