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Avido Khahaifa Art

Avido Khahaifa is a Lake Mary, FL-based artist who works primarily in oil on canvas or panel.

Born in 1963, in New York, he began drawing, painting and writing at an early age with the intent of becoming a science fiction writer and illustrator. He studied storytelling and art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, where he graduated in 1984, with a degree in journalism.

​​​​​​​He uses impressionistic brush techniques to produce hyperrealist paintings. Most of his work is marked by dramatic lighting, strong value contrasts, unconventional perspective and strong geometric compositions. His subjects range from land, sky and seascapes to surreal and science fiction-inspired fantasy. Thematically and technically, he focuses on storytelling and relational contrasts: reducing complexity to the simple and visa versa; creating beautiful images from seemingly ugly subjects; using shadow to define bright light, etc.