For me, "abstract" is a feeling that finally turns into a form - a form that flows.
I paint in layers, adding texture, but it’s as if the paint itself takes part in the creative process. I’m the tour guide on the journey, but there’s another participant. My hands are virtually channeled into a universal source of energy. And that energy, in turn, pulses through my brush and artist’s tools.
Hooshang is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a working studio in Ruston, LA, and Orange County, CA. His background includes a BFA in painting, plus 12 years as a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator. He has worked as a self-employed artist in America and Spain since 1984. His paintings are displayed in private collections in England, in Spain, in Belgium and across the United States as well as in corporate collections of Club Mirafloras (Spain), Holiday Inn, Regions Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, Stevens Inc., Bank of Ruston and others. They are also part of the permanent collection of Lake Eustis (FL) Museum of Art.
Hooshang's work reflects a bold contemporary style, with hues that alternate between muted and highly energized. His paintings are in acrylic and mixed media, and range from brushwork to washes to work with a palette knife. He paints on canvas and paper.
This award-winning artist has been featured in exhibits, represented by galleries and associated with museums throughout the country. For example, he was spotlighted in solo exhibitions in 2012 at Art Innovations in Ruston, LA; in 2006 at Church Street Gallery of Rockport, TX; in 2003 and 2007 at Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Arts in Hot Springs, AR; in 2000 at the Keathley University Center Gallery at MiddleTennesseeStateUniversity in Murfreesboro; and in 1999 at the UniversityCenterArtGallery at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
Gallery affiliations have included Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR; The Cottage Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; Brunner Gallery, Covington, LA; Phoenix Gallery, Topeka, KS; Tamarack Gallery, Naples, FL; Wade Gallery, Fine Art in San Antonio, TX; and more.
His work has also been shown at such museums as Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT; Fort Collins (CO) Museum; Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, FL; Sullivan County Museum in Woodbourne, NY; Masur Museum in Monroe, LA; Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge; Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, VA; Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum; Highlands Museum of The Arts in Sebring, FL; and Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC.
Lately his works have been featured in several art books including: Studio Visit, published in Massachusetts; Masters of Today and Trends, published in London; New Art International, published in New York; and The New Faces of Art, published in Florida.
He also has been tapped by METcolors of Oklahoma City and Bentley Publishing Group of Austin, TX, with earlier publishing credits including NextMonet, a fine art publishing company in San Francisco, CA.