Laabauf creates images that exist halfway between completion and dissolution. He conveys the idea of unity regardless of content. Even though at first glance the subjects in his work seem isolated from their surroundings, upon closer inspection it is revealed that all areas of each painting are connected together by the underlying solid colour of the background. The segmentation of both colour and content is at once rejected by this shared geography.
Inspired in part by Persian calligraphy and also by weaving patterns of carpets, and geometric tile work, these paintings are thus connected to his cultural heritage.