Hessam Abrishami was born in 1951 in the city of Shiraz, Iran.
His love for art began when he was 15 years old through a high school art teacher who ...Read more...

encouraged Hessam to pursue his talent.
At age 17, Hessam received his first award for painting.
At age 18, won top honors in painting during a national student competition in Iran.
At age 19, he achieved first place honors in the Iranian New Artists Competition.
Countless other national and international honors followed throughout the years.

Hessam went on to study in Italy (“the center of art in Europe”) where he received his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the Accademi De Belle Arti ‘Pietro Vanucci’. With combining his love for anatomy and realistic painting with styles such as Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, and Modernism, he was able to develop his own unique style of painting.

Hessam settled in Los Angeles, California where he continued to expand his creativity. His artwork currently exhibits in Europe, Asia, and North America. Hessam’s work can also be found 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 everything is alive with a sense of everlasting, fluid motion."

Greatly influenced by modern masters from Cezanne to Picasso, Hessam’s boldly colorful paintings are filled with love and laughter, music and dance.
Hessam Abrishami has provided the world with images that capture an essence of love and romance.

Seeking a society free from the limitations of modern day Iran, Hessam Abrishami left his home country to expand his knowledge and awareness of the outside, changing world. Following the great influence of the ancient history that surrounded him as a child, his quest to excel as an artist took him to Italy, one of the historically great epicenters of the art world. He began his higher education in Pietro Vanucci, at the Accademia di Belle Arti and perfected his craft diligently, leading to tens of thousands of private collectors world-wide, over $65 million in sales, hundreds of one-man gallery shows, over 30 international exhibitions, and multiple works in museums.

Like all artists, Hessam’s works convey a unique view of the world, colored by his individual beliefs and experiences. Hessam is deeply optimistic- he believes strongly in the goodness of people and this world, which is reflected in not only his art, but also his personal values. When asked if it is difficult to see a favorite painting leave in the arms of a collector, possibly never to be seen again, Hessam says, “No, I have enjoyed making it and now I want it to bring happiness to someone else.” For Hessam, artwork does not belong solely to the artist, but also to those who enjoy it. Hessam’s approach to art is intuitive and free by nature, yet disciplined by his strong foundation in artistic fundamentals.

Inspiration comes from any and all interactions that happen with and around him. This is all encompassing; life, people, animals, love, romance, intimacy, beauty, dance, music, celebration. As Hessam says, “Basically everything that makes me feel good is what I strive to deliver to others with my work.”

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