Magda Dini’s unique brand of art mesmerizes viewers with imagery that builds momentum through layer upon layer of linework, confounding one’s sense of depth and motion. With countless layers of wriggling lines and tones the audience is required to yield, letting the work wash over their awareness and lead them where it will. The repetition of linear form becomes a screen that shimmers with movement and provides a meditative, atmospheric presence. Though the final work is created with either paint or silkscreen printing, Dini begins by fashioning small sculptures and using these unique forms to create her two-dimensional works. Growing up in a close-knit community in Djibouti affected the premise behind the creation of art for Dini. "Appearances were very important [in order] to keep intimacy," she states. "I think that my work is essentially based on the relation between reality and appearance."
Selected in the 2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, Magda Dini is a young artist with energy, optimism and a career that is beginning to blossom through exhibitions in New York. She curently lives and works in Paris.