I was recently invited to an art presentation that was called “30 Rooms” and this was being held in an office building on what appeared to be an open floor for the Regus Business Center company. Organized and sponsored by Six Summit Gallery, the event would present thirty different artists in thirty different rooms. While I did not manage to see every single room, I did get to a bunch that I really enjoyed and shall be presenting each of those artists in their own posting to allow for better focused attention. Next up, Shirzad Khusrokan.
Having never met Shirzad before this evening, I inquired as to the premise of his particular presentation and was directed to the “about” section on his site. He felt that this said it all and with that being the case I have snagged a few lines from this space – read on….
““I find inspiration through improvisation. Very rarely will I approach a canvas with a result in mind, and when I do it usually changes drastically as I develop the work. I find no reason to stay attached to an idea if a better one presents itself, and the best ones always emerge from impulsive changes in direction. For me, the process is exciting precisely because the destination is unknown – every canvas remains a problem waiting to be solved, a jumble of color and shapes that demands to be worked out. I am very interested in understanding how we seek order in ambiguity. The brain’s tendency to identify patterns, symbols and concepts is the basis for the evolution of intelligence on our planet. And creativity is the result of that intelligence perceiving new and unique patterns.”
Shirzad had a number of friends in attendance at the gallery showing and his long time friend from University took a moment for this shot.
They say that behind every great man is a woman and I guess that is the case with Sabine being there to support her boyfriend Shirzad
Shirzad also had some tasty appetizers in his room (and a couple of bottles of wine which I helped him get rid of when I visited).
You can keep up with Shirzad’s work and public presentations via his website which I have linked below. It’s also a great place to learn more about the artist himself since I did not put all that here. I encourage you all to keep supporting the talented people that pass by us each and every day and keep the world an amazing place. Especially in this city.
Official Website: http://artbyshirzad.com/