Artist Gallery » Hessam Abrishami
Hessam Abrishami was born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951. It was not until he was 15 years of age that, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school art teacher, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his own talent for painting. As a result he became almost obsessed with painting. At age 19, he achieved first place honors in the "Iranian New Artists Competition " and other national and international honors and recognition followed thereafter.
After his military service, Hessam moved to Perugia, Italy where he studied and completed his Master 's Degree in Fine Arts at the Accademi De Belle Arti "Pietro Vanucci. " Although he pursued his first love in the area of portraiture by concentrating on realistic painting and special studies in anatomy, he also developed his talent further by studying widely in other styles including impressionism, surrealism, cubism, and modern art.
Hessam continues to expand his creativity influenced strongly by ...
(read more) all his experiences. In his chosen medium of acrylic (on both paper and canvas), he explores a realm which the French press has called, "A statement in the fluidity of human figures. " "He creates a tension between each figure, a kinship of place or condition that provokes the viewer to seek reasons for such relationships. "