Dalia Elcharbini is a contemporary Palestinian-Canadian artist who’s work has been exhibited across Canada and the US over the past six years. Her subject matter is inspired by patterns found in nature, poetry and the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. A philosophy which emphasizes leading a life directed by your gut and living in harmony with the laws of nature. This cosmic force which flows through all things and connects us to everything. Her work aims to tap into the human mind and elevate the viewer into a state of higher consciousness. She describes her style as Surrealist-Realism; an attempt to capture life-like subjects but not necessarily human. Her body of work is often recognized for the powerful contrast between her two primary mediums of choice, graphite and gold leaf.
Nothing is more captivating to me than our intricately crafted universe. Whether it’s the growth rings of a tree, the aging lines on a senior’s face, the pattern on my Yorkie’s snout, or the veins that are elaborately protruding from the skin of a leaf; the more I seek visual inspiration in nature, the more i realize our onness with the this universe resulting with an overwhelming sense of divine energy and imagery that seeps into my work. My art seeks to disturb, elevate and trigger an emotional response tapping into the human conscious and drawing the viewer into a unique world outside the physical realm. .