Expressions of The Middle East
Hessam Abrishami born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951. At age 17, Hessam received his first award for painting. He went on to win top honors in an international student competition. At age 19, he achieved first place honors in the "Iranian New Artists Competition." Many other national and international honors and recognitions have followed since.
Goli Mahallati’s works often depict aspects of humanity. Her images of individuals alone and in communal groups are stirring. The deeper felt reaction to her work goes beyond any type of provincial artistic genre and strikes at the elemental state of the human condition, sometimes bound together in support and love, and at other times isolated, either alone or in a crowd. The strength of the artist’s statement is enforced by her choice to work with a pallet knife
Gulten Imamoglu’s paintings transfix their audience with their lush, vibrant colors and with the hypnotic movement of their compositions. Her colors are strong and daring, but at times can seem ephemeral. They appear aqueous in nature, as if giving an intimate view of the fleeting moment when two liquids merge.
Meamar’s stylistic expertise ranges from classical to abstract. Meamar draws upon his knowledge to add great breadth to his unique style. He finds new techniques to eloquently express his ideas, utilizing the mixed media format to be found in many pieces. A fond disciple of color, his works will never be found bland or sterile. He often prefers to use the dynamic color range of acrylics, casting them against paper backgrounds with plentiful use of light.
Sam Nejati, instead of painting the whole figure or landscape, artists can break down the subject matter into more simplistic ways of expression. These simplistic forms can have the same meaning, however different the approach. His art is in search of visualizing metaphor of conditions.