New Triptych

New triptych painting that is part of my “Linemen” series. Acrylic on canvas measuring 34″W X 33″HTriptych 1


Pride Exhibit Announced


Senator Scott Wiener and Joseph Abbati (curator) will host an exhibit in his office at the San Francisco California State Building (455 Golden Gate Ave) to celebrate Pride. The theme of this exhibit is “Queerky”, for all that is queer and quirky within the LGBTQ community.  The exhibit will be up the month of June. A reception will be held on Pride day (Sunday, June 24, 2018) overlooking the Civic Center plaza festivities.


A new series from Linemen studies of acrylic on canvas, “Re-Brand” .  Reimagining text from brands combined with linemen figures (models).

“Verse”, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 20″ X 20″


“Sup”, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 20″ X 20″
“Chuck”, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 20″ X 20″


Some new paintings I started up at the end of last year.  I call this series “Amorfa”, a place of amorphous shapes and figures in a dreamland of vapor. Click on image to view series.

Amorfa 5, 2017, 12″ X12″, acrylic on canvas

Shadow Linemen

I started these illustrations combined with photographs 10 years ago.   Recently I’ve started them up again which also became a series of “Linemen” done on my iPhone as well as in Illustrator.  Click the image below to view the series.



Trans is a video exploring other personas morphed to myself.  These “transformetions” were collected originally in Snapchat from posts on Instagram (@jabbati).   It’s a study of augmenting my reality with the outside world and creating a new narrative by rendering myself new to the world.

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