Energy in All Its Forms: Art by Hooshang Khorasani
Bouquet in a Blue Vase, acrylic on canvas
Hooshang Khorasani is a primarily Louisiana-based artist who works in acrylic and mixed media, producing artworks that express energy in all its forms. The artist’s subjects range from abstraction, to floral, to equines, to landscape.
Roan Runner, acrylic on canvas
I love the way that Hooshang employs lighting in his pieces, using gesturally applied strokes of colour to build up volume, shadow, and highlight in a way that can suggest a bright spotlight, or an all-over glow. It’s also interesting to see how Hooshang uses that gestural style of mark-making to lend a sense of movement where it suits the painting. Curved, regularly interspersed brush strokes create a kind of all around vibration in the artist’s equine paintings, while a gentle downward pull of blended pigment in certain floral paintings is more akin to the movement of light across a room.
The artist’s abstract pieces serve as a great companion to his overall practice; series of square canvases coated in deep, rich planes of colour seem to suggest trial runs or blending tests for later figurative artworks, and are beautiful in their own right.