Hooshang is an internationally exhibited artist with working studios in Ruston, LA, and Orange County, CA.
His art career began early – when a newspaper published one of his drawings at age 7. Enrollment in an arts-centered high school followed, then college and a BFA in painting. His early professional years included 12 years as a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of children’s books. Since 1984, he has worked as a self-employed artist in America and on the Mediterranean coast in Spain. His paintings are displayed in private collections in Europe and across the United States as well as in several corporate collections. 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 alternating 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, paper and board.
He says this about his work: “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 brushes and artist tools.
“Indeed, the common theme for all my works is energy – energy in nature and the world around me, in moving colors that show power, in the inner life of my subjects. I seek to unveil the mysteries and beauties of the universe.”
This multi-talented artist has been featured in exhibits, represented by galleries and associated with museums across the U.S. At several of those events, he has won Best of Show or Best of Category.