Cloud 9 Exhibits New Works by Bob Rahamin
CLOUD 9 Restaurant will present "MEDITATIONS", an exhibit of the latest contemporary oil paintings by local artist, Bob Rahamin, through July, 2000. An artist's opening reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at CLOUD 9, 234 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. A portion of all proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Pediatric AIDS direct services.
Rahamin's paintings are representations of his own spiritual and metaphysical beliefs. According to his personal philosophy, "Art is a window to the soul...opening the subconscious to spirituality & illusion through a minimalist
balance of texture, light and shadow." The concepts and
colors used in his work, often appear in the "dream state"
or through meditation. He later translates them into textures and oil color washes on canvas. The influences of nature
and the sea further enhance his senses and contribute
an ethereal quality to the work. Gold and silver and are often included in the paintings, a carryover from his earlier work in metalsmithing and jewelry design.
Rahamin was born in Havana, Cuba of Turkish parents. He traces his original heritage to Spain. He has lived in the United States since he was very young, but continues to place great value on his culture, family traditions and ethics. His deep love of the sea led him to Rehoboth Beach, where he has made his home these past two years.
Educated as a fine artist, art educator and art therapist at Wright State University in Ohio, Rahamin has paintings, jewelry and enamels in private collections throughout the United States. His work has also been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Cleveland Art Institute, Cooper School of Art and various galleries.
Rahamin's paintings are the culmination of time spent in introspection, reflection and celebration. Through his unique manipulation of media, he explores the cycle of life and his personal spirituality.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 10, No. 8, June 30, 2000.