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04/30/08

Profile: Iranian-American Artist, Rassouli


RASSOULI is a visionary artist who has come to the attention of the international art world in recent years. What makes his art so unique is the way he translates spiritual experience from his subconscious onto canvas through meditation at sunrise. With vibrant hues, Rassouli produces joyful color blends and circular brushwork that create a timeless perspective. He calls his unique painting technique Fusionart, a style that Rassouli has created and registered and is presently teaching to many artists in Southern California.

Fusionart's main theme is cosmic unity. The painting style is derived from mysticism, near-eastern spirituality, and a foundation in European painting technology. Rassouli represents this concept through illumination of the Divine Creative Light coupled with its manifestation reflected on his canvas in the form of feminine power and beauty.

Isfahan-born Rassouli's worldwide exhibits include numerous solo and collective shows as well as international art expositions. His most recent book, Insprations of the Heart is an empowering book that fuses a collection of Rassouli's artwork with meditative thoughts by Michael Beckwith, D.D. Selective paintings by Rassouli appear in many books, including: Jung, Journey of Transformation and Language of Souls, and on numerous magazine and book covers.
 


 

The mural entitled Angel of Unity, a painting that spans 55 feet tall by 1100 feet wide, is one of Rassouli's latest creations. The angel watches passersby at the corner of Washington Blvd. and the pacific coast in the city of Venice, and has become a Southern California landmark viewed daily by thousands of residents and visitors.

The concept of the Creative Light coupled with the Divine Beauty has evolved in Rassouli since early childhood, and is present in his paintings, relieves and sculptures, book illuminations and murals. He was raised in a historical home decorated with murals and intricate floral designs. Inspired and encouraged by his mystic uncle, Rassouli developed an early appreciation for painting and mystical poetry, and spent endless hours taking lessons from classical and impressionist artists, and studying mysticism. Soon he discovered new ways to transform his subconscious images into forms that he could share with others.

Recognized as the Best Student Artist in Iran at 15, Rassouli was awarded a government grant to study painting in Europe. He migrated to the United States in 1963, where he studied painting and architecture at the University of New Mexico, and was honored with the Leadership Award from the Institute of International Education.

Although he began his professional career as an architect, creating three-dimensional structures to satisfy his artistic drive, Rassouli's passion for painting persevered. Through time, he has created hundreds of artworks that have received global recognition for his unique Fusionart style.

Upcoming Exhibition: Fusionart Group Exhibit at Gallery C, 1225 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, California: May 1 to 31, 2008

Please visit Rassouli's web site, www.rassouli.com, to read more about him and to see more of his works.

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