HESSAM ABRISHAMI

Born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951, Hessam Abrishami was the son of middle-class parents and one of eight brothers and sisters. It was not until he was 15 years old that, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher who was an artist, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his talent for painting. He soon became obsessed with painting. While Hessam devoted his major effort to painting, he also seriously studied related types of art, including calligraphy and architecture - both of which he credits with making major contributions to the development of his work. At 17, Hessam received his first award for painting. A year later he won top honors in painting in a national student competition in Iran. At 19, he achieved first-place honors in the Iranian New Artists Competition. Many other national and international honors followed.

Upon his high school graduation, Hessam served in his country's military for 2 years. After his military service, Hessam decided to go to Italy - the center of art in Europe - to study. He completed a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the Accademi De Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci in Perugia. Although he pursued his love of portraiture by concentrating on realistic painting and special studies in anatomy, he also developed his talent further by studying other styles, such as Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, and Modernism. Hessam notes he was influenced most by the artistic atmosphere in Italy in general, saying colors were bright and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.

His subsequent return to Iran had a profound affect on his artwork. He found Iran in a state of revolution. The social atmosphere was darker, activity more frenetic, and the general mood less relaxed. His resulting anger was immediately seen in his paintings; they became less realistic, their subjects darker with more overall movement.

Ultimately, Hessam settled in the United States. He exhibits his work in Europe, Asia, and North America. His work has been published in several Ivy League University textbooks nationwide. The French press has called Hessam's artwork "a statement in fluidity of human figures with tension between each figure, a kinship that provokes the viewer to seek reasons for such relationships." Another described Hessam's work as "taking the onlooker to a realm of suggestion and mystical beauty…where everthing is alive with a sense of everlasting, fluid motion."

HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Contradiction
Ink on Board
30x24 inches
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Setar Player
Bronze Sculpture
35" inches Height
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Harmony
Bronze Sculpture
21" inches height
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Dancer
Bronze Sculpture
17" height
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Flight With Colors
Giclee on Paper
82 x 96 overall
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Inseparable
Bronze Sculpture
21H x 5W x ?D
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Inspiration
Serigraph on Canvas
48 x 36 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Tender Shoulder
Serigraph on Canvas
36x36 inches
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Blue Space
Acrylic on Canvas
39x25 inches
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Calm Whisper
Acrylic on Canvas
60x48 inches
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My Harmony
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
36x22 inches
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Beginning of Beauty
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
30x24 inches
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Circle
Ink on Board
36x24 inches
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Bearing Winter
Ink on Board
7x7 inches
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Fluid Moments
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
60x30 inches
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Without……..
Ink on Board
36x24 inches
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Boundless Evening
Acrylic on Canvas
30x60 inches
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Different View
Acrylic on Canvas
42x62 inches
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Dream Garden
Acrylic on Canvas
48x36 inches
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Maybe Someday
Acrylic on Canvas
60x40 inches
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Sweet Seduction
Acrylic on Canvas
48x24 inches
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Precious Afternoon
Acrylic on Canvas
24x48 inches
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Simple Event
Serigraph on Paper
44x35 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Summer Night
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
30x60 inches
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Fifty Years Oid
Ink on Paper
20x30 inches
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Sketch E30
Ink on Paper
8x6 inches
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Sketch E48
Charcoal on Board
12x8 inches
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Drawing 46
Ink on Paper
3x1 inches
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Private Collection 17
Ink on Paper
6x1 inches
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Moment to Moment
Acrylic on Plexi
72x20 inches
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Few Minutes After
Acrylic on Canvas
36x48 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Calm Tulip
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 44 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Be With Me
Mixed Media on Canvas
44x24 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Falling In Love Again
Mixed Media on Canvas
36x36 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Season Maturity
Acrylic on Canvas
36x30 inches
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Sketch
Charcoal on Board
12x8 inches
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Always Dreaming Good
Mixed Media Canvas
36x48 inches
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Sketch
Charcoal on Board
8x12 inches
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Joy of Blue
Acrylic on Canvas
30x40 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Village Night
Mixed Media on Canvas
24x36 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Twilight Dance
Acrylic on Canvas
48x72 inches
HESSAM ABRISHAMI
Cold Season
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
40x30 inches