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Universal Energy: Art by Hooshang Khorasani

A painting of a vase of flowers in bright colorsPicked From The Garden, acrylic on canvas

Hooshang Khorasani has a background in fine art and graphic design, beginning from a young age. The artist works in layers, drawing from what he describes as a universal energy -- imbuing each of his paintings with a sense of movement and life.

A photo of a painted diptych of abstract geometric compositionsRubic's Melody (diptych), acrylic on canvas


I adore Hooshang’s abstract originals and equine paintings equally – in the former, the artist’s use of color comes to the forefront, and the entire surface of the canvas is covered in energetic, deeply saturated hues of red and blue. The artist relies on a geometric abstract sensibility in these compositions, though occasional interventions of curved, loose brush marks serve to create a dynamic appearance.

The gallery of abstracts on Hoosang Khorasani's art websiteHoosang's gallery of abstract originals


In his equine paintings, this sense of movement and dynamism is even more heightened. Though many of these horse figures utilize a more subdued color scheme, in looking at these works I get the sense that the figure might simply leap off the canvas at any given time.

A painting of a running horseFiery Runner, acrylic on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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