Born in 1967, David H. Abed is a Chicago-based contemporary symbolist painter.
Abed completed a fine art degree from Illinois Institute of Art in 1992 and four additional years of training at the School of Representational Art, an atelier system of art instruction started by artist Bruno Surdo.
Abed focuses on bringing both a textural intimacy and a poetic illumination to each object and figure. He works to carefully unveil the truth and energy buried within each pear skin or fallen branch or strand of hair. With a capacious eye for detail, Abed presents figures and sweeping landscapes within hubs of color and reveals a absent narrative: one drawn from all things compositionally absent; thus the language within Abed's work encourages each viewer to cooperatively build his or her own visual account.