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A selection of Hessam
              Abrishami canvases on display now
A selection of Hessam Abrishami canvases (and rolled lamp-post banners) on display right now!

Many of the images shown below are here in our gallery and on display now. 
Hessam's most recent unique acrylic paintings on canvas are here.

If you would like any of these Hessams tomorrow, we will ship them to you today!

Crazy in Love
Crazy in Love  < Newest release!
Archival giclee on metal or canvas, 48 x 48"
Limited edition of only 45 on metal and 95 on canvas
$3,800 on metal
$2,300 on canvas


Tell Me Once
Tell Me Once  < recent release!
Archival giclee on canvas, 36 x 48"
Limited edition of only 75
$2,300


Secret Whisper
Secret Whisper  < Recent release!
Archival giclee on canvas, 36 x 48"
Limited edition of only 75
$2,300


Palm Horizon
Palm Horizon
Metal sublimation limited edition on metal, 30 x 60"
Limited edition of only 45
$4,100


Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Metal sublimation limited edition on metal, 30 x 60"
Limited edition of only 45
$4,100


Music Melody
Music Melody
Giclee on canvas, 24 x 48"
Limited edition of only 145
$1,800


Road to River
Road to River
Archival print on metal, 30 x 60"
Edition limited to only 25!  Almost sold out.
$4,100

Satisfaction
                Dream
Satisfaction Dream
Archival print on metal, 58 x 44"
Edition limited to only 25!
$5,800

Moment of Joy
Moment of Joy  < New
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 72"
Limited edition
$6,000


White
                    Feathers
White Feathers  < New
Giclee on canvas, 40 x 30"
Edition limited to only 145
$2,000

Morning
                        Glory
Morning Glory  < New
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 36"
Edition limited to only 145
$2,300

Alina
Alina  < New Release!
From the New Age Series
Giclee on canvas, 20 x 18"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,000

Darya
Darya  < New Release!
From the New Age Series
Giclee on canvas, 20 x 18"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,000

Nika
Nika  < New Release!
From the New Age Series
Giclee on canvas, 20 x 18"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,000
Pega
Pega  < New Release!
From the New Age Series
Giclee on canvas, 20 x 18"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,000


My Harmony
My Harmony
Giclee on canvas, 36 x 22"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,400


My After
My After
Giclee on canvas, 36 x 36"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,800

Summer Night
Summer Night
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 60"
Edition limited to only 145 plus 30 embellished by the artist
$2,700

Edge of
                    Bliss
Edge of Bliss
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 24"
Edition limited to only 195
$2,200

Idle
                    Afternoon
Idle Afternoon
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 60"
Edition limited to only 145
$5,200


Beautiful Feeling
Beautiful Feeling
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 40"
$2,400

Afternoon Memory
emory
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 60"
$3,500

In My Arms
In My Arms
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 24"
$2,000

Love Birds
Love Birds <On display now!
Giclee on canvas, 24 x 48"
Edition limited to only 145
$2,200

Dream of
                    Beauty
Dream of Beauty
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 24"
Edition limited to only 145
$1,400

Eternally
Eternally
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 24"
Edition limited to only 195
$1,500

Precious
Precious
Giclee on canvas, 40 x 30"
Edition limited to only 145
$2,000

Special Evening
Special Evening
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 60"
Edition limited to only 145
$3,500

Enlightenment
Enlightenment
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 36"
Edition limited to only 145
$2,300

Lover's Harmony
Lover's Harmony
Giclee on canvas, 36 x 48"
Edition limited to only 75
May now be sold out.  Please inquire
Pure Impression
Pure Impression
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 24"
$2,500

Twilight Dance
Twilight Dance
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 72"
$6,000
Internal Beauty
Internal Beauty
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 24"
$1,500

Indian Summer
Indian Summer
Giclee on canvas, 15 x 48"
$1,700
Tender
                      Shoulder
Tender Shoulder
Serigraph on canvas, 36 x 36"
May now be sold out.  Please inquire

Touching the Night
Touching the Night
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 60"
 
May now be sold out.  Please inquire
Color of Passion
Color of Passion
Giclee on canvas
60 x 30"

$3,500


Afternoon Amore
Afternoon Amore
On display in east gallery now!

Giclee on canvas, 24 x 30"
$1,500

Autumn Eve
Autumn Eve
Giclee on canvas
40 x 30"
$2,000


Harmonic Night
Harmonic Night
Giclee on canvas, 46 x 70"

May now be sold out.  Please inquire
My Valentine
My Valentine
On display in east gallery now!
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 24"
$1,400

Spring Dream
Spring Dream
Giclee on canvas, 30 x 40"
$2,000

Beyond
                    Borders
Beyond Borders
Serigraph on canvas, 36 x 48"
May now be sold out.  Please inquire
Daylight
                    Dream
Daylight Dream
Serigraph on canvas, 24 x 48"
Numbered 206/395
Sorry, sold for $1,970

 
Expressions Of Love Deluxe Book
Everlasting
Everlasting

Innocent Heart
Innocent Heart
On display in east gallery now!

We are pleased to announce the release of the new deluxe Hessam book Expressions of Love.  The deluxe linen-covered book is signed by Hessam and numbered to correspond with the four giclee prints shown here that accompany the book.  Each print is 20 x 18", signed and numbered by the artist.

The suite of four unframed limited edition prints are available with the deluxe book.  (Images may be available individually at $800 each.)  The book is available alone without the prints at $95 plus shipping.  Please call us toll free 877-537-5251 to have us send the special deluxe book suite to you today! 

Irresistible Love
Irresistible Love
Nature's Melody
Nature's Melody
 

Sensations
Sensations
Giclee on canvas, 48 x 36"
Sorry, now sold out
Adoration
Adoration
Serigraph on canvas, 48 x 24"
Sorry, now sold out

  Migration IV
Migration IV
Unique acrylic painting on panel
Panel size: 54 x 22"
Sorry, sold



 
Hessam Abrishami appeared at East Lansing, Michigan's Saper Galleries Sunday, June 3, 2001 to open "Expressions of Love: The Paintings of Hessam Abrishami".  Nearly 300 people met Hessam who took time to sign and dedicate paintings, drawings, and limited editions for collectors.  We welcome you to visit Saper Galleries to see the colorful Hessams in our current inventory.

Saper Galleries is proud to have assembled a significant collection of unique Hessam acrylic paintings on canvas, limited edition silkscreens and giclees, and Hessam's first cast bronze sculpture. 

For information about acquiring any of the Hessam's shown below, other unique paintings, or a specially commissioned painting by Hessam, please contact Saper Galleries now for an immediate response!

Enjoy these photos from the June 3, 2001 opening reception for Hessam at Saper Galleries! 
Hessam and guests    Roy, Hessam, and the Saper Galleries team   Hessam and guests
Hessam and guest     Roy and the Saper
                      Family with Hessam     Hessam
                      and guest
Hessam
                      and guests      Hessam and guest     Hessam
                      and guests

Note: We have only one copy of  the first-edition deluxe Hessam book "The Black Apple" at $150, signed by the artist.  Only a couple copies of the regular edition book are available at $70.  Please phone us toll free at  877-537-5251 or e-mail us for details and to confirm availability!

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HESSAM ABRISHAMI

HessamSelfExpression.jpg Self Expression, Serigraph on canvas, 40 x 30" On display in east gallery now!
Framed with ornate gold frame and linen liner.  Sorry, sold for $3,125 framed.
 
It is no wonder that his works have been described as "taking the onlooker to a realm of suggestion and mystical beauty...where everything is alive with a sense of everlasting fluid motion."  In doing so, "Hessam is expanding his horizons and stimulating the mind as well as charming the eyes of the beholder."

Born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951, Hessam Abrishami was the son of middle-class parents; one of eight brothers and sisters.  He attended public schools in his home city of Shiraz until his graduation from high school, after which he served in his country’s military service for two years.

It was not until he was 15 years of age that, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher who was himself an artist, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his talent for painting.  He soon became obsessed with painting.

While Hessam devoted his major effort to painting, he also seriously studied related types of art, including calligraphy and architecture-both of which he credits with making major contributions to the development of his work.

Dream Lovers DayDream Lover's Day, Serigraph, 32x32", Sorry, now sold out

EARLY RECOGNITION

At 17, Hessam received his first award for painting.  A year later he won top honors in painting in a national student competition in Iran.  At 19, he achieved first-place honors in the “Iranian New Artists Competition.”  Many other national and international honors followed.

After his military service, Hessam decided to go to Italy -- ”the center of art in Europe” -- to study.  He completed a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the Accademi De Belle Arti “Pietro Vanucci” in Perugia.  Although he pursued his love of portraiture by concentrating on realistic painting and special studies in anatomy, he also developed his talent further by studying other styles -- impressionism, surrealism, cubism, and modernism.

HessamFreeFromTime.jpgFree From Time, Serigraph, 36 x 48".  Sorry, sold out

Hessam notes he was influenced most by the artistic atmosphere in Italy in general, saying, “colors were bright and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.”  His subsequent return to Iran had a profound affect on his artwork.  He found Iran in a state of revolution; the social atmosphere was darker, activity more frenetic and the general mood less relaxed.  His resulting anger was immediately seen in his paintings; they became less realistic, their subjects darker with more overall movement.

During this stay in Iran, Hessam collaborated with a friend on a book of paintings and poetry titled Screams.  Its powerful religious and political overtones proved too unacceptable to the Iranian government and Hessam soon left for Italy and, eventually, the United States.

Hessam continues to expand his creativity, exploring “the fluidity of human figures.”  As the French press has aptly stated, “He creates a tension between each figure, a kinship of place or condition that provokes the viewer to seek reasons for such relationships.”

Essence of
                      Love

Essence of Love, Serigraph on canvas, 24 x 48",  Sold out.

   HESSAM: ABOUT HIS WORK

“I didn’t set out to use bright colors, they just came out.  This is important.  I don’t give any direction to my paintings.  Any colors I use just come from my feelings.  I don’t think about bright colors or dark colors or lines or anything.  Whatever comes, that’s good enough for me.”

“I love the human figure.  For me a woman’s body has more flexibility, more movement, and I can work with that. To me they have more energy.  I can relax more.  I work better with a woman’s figure than a man’s.”    

Vibrant colors, dynamic composition and powerful expression go hand in hand with imagination and expert craftsmanship to create works of amazing depth and dimension which are at once both intriguing and disarming to the viewer.

Enjoy these and others by Hessam Abrishami at Saper Galleries today!  Many others are framed and in our current inventory.  Looking for a particular Hessam or to have a Hessam painting created explicitly for you? Just let us know your preferences and we will deliver!  



Two
                Vision
Two Vision  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30"
$17,000


Other Side of
                the river
Other Side of the River  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 38 x 27"
$15,000

Abstract 18
Abstract 18  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 44 x 38"
$14,000


Season of
                Happiness
Season of Happiness  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32"
$22,000


View of Yellow
View of Yellow  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"
$29,900


You Are the Reason
You are the Reason  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 30"
$22,000

Complete Calm
Complete Calm  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 60"
$27,000

Simple Like This
Simple Like This  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 59 x 39"
$29,500

Golden
                Arm
Golden Arm  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"
$6,400

Voice of Silence
Voice of Silence  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"
$24,000

Slow Emotion
Slow Emotion  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 60 x 30"
$27,000


Beauty of Dark
Beauty of Dark  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"
$24,000

Slow Rhythm
Slow Rhythm  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48"
$35,000


Pink
                Pot
Pink Pot  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"
$29,900

Ocean
                Far
Ocean Far  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"
$29,900


Fondness
Fondness  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36"
$18,500

Wild Imagination
Wild Imagination  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36"
$18,500


Glorious Quest
Glorious Quest  <New!
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"
$24,000

Drunken
                Love
Drunken Love
Unique acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48"
Sorry, sold


Surprise Me
Surprise Me
Unique acrylic on board, 8 x 12"


The Way
                You Dance
The Way You Dance
Unique acrylic on canvas, 36 x 30"

Warmth of Coldness
Warmth of Coldness
Unique acrylic on canvas, 20 x 18"


Soul Mates
Soulmate
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"

Beautiful
                Feeling
Beautiful Feeling
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

Only With You
Only With You
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"


Blue Touch
Blue Touch
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

Fruistful
                Melody
Fruitful Melody
Unique acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"


Peace of Love
Peace of Love
Unique acrylic on canvas, 24 x 60" (framed 34x70")
Sorry, sold

 

Believe in Purity
Believe in Purity
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"
Sorry, sold

Silver Spring
Silver Spring
Unique acrylic on canvas, 24 x 60" (framed 38x74")
Sorry, sold

Love's the
                  Reason
Love's the Reason
Unique acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30"
Sorry, sold
April Beauty
April Beauty
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 70"
Sorry, sold

The Second
                  Scene
The Second Scene
Unique acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"
Sorry, sold

Hessam Abrishami – Contemporary Master Artist
July 20, 2019   ChicMiamiMagazine
THE WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF COLOR. I SEE COLOR AS A LANGUAGE. IT SPEAKS TO ME AND I TALK BACK WITH MY ART. 

Hessam’s process is intuitive by nature. He approaches a canvas with no direct idea of the composition, palette or artistic fundamentals. He comes from a place in his heart, a place of emotion wherein a feeling is expressed.

Born in the ancient center of the Persian Empire in the town of Shiraz, Iran in 1951 the roots of an enlightening heritage are deep within Hessam Abrishami. It is indisputable that the abundant history and enriching ways of this great land have upheld a legacy of traditions both cultural and artistic. The impact of such flourishing surroundings is immeasurable.

He starts with a single stroke of color applied to the canvas. He stays within the emotion he desires to share, holding that feeling in his heart. As he applies the colors that best express those feelings, the form of the work begins to emerge. Figures come to life, places are created, and a painting is completed. Hessam has often stated that he feels his mind would cloud the process and the purity in his art can only come from a place of unrestrained emotion. You cannot analyze or invent emotional imagery, it has to be experienced with the heart. His work has evolved through a long process, from his traditional training in school to the rejection of the classical processes which appeared more abstract in his early years, eventually emerging as the work we know today.

Hessam, could you tell us about the people you met along your life and decisions you made that shaped your journey?

My journey began in Iran when I was in the eighth grade; my art teacher asked the class to draw anything we wanted. This was the very first time I have ever attempted to draw. “We were free to pursue our own interests in Mr. Moezzi’s class. That day I recreated one of his portrait drawings, by hand of course, and turned it in as an assignment. He took quite a long time to examine the piece. I expected an angry response, possibly accusing me of plagiarism. He took quite a long time to examine the piece. I expected an angry response, possibly accusing me of plagiarism. Instead he simply said “you are better than me”, and I received and “A”.  This may have been the turning moment that shifted my passion into obsession.

As an artist, what inspires your work?

The way I think, the way I feel, my philosophy about life and society inspire me and it shows in my work.

Your practice is informed by many different stylistic and cultural traditions. How would you define your artistic style?

My technical style is Abstract expressionism. My two strongest influences are movement and color. The movements of a female or male figure specifically when dancing along with their expressions highly influenced me and my work. It is their body language that I paint. The world is beautiful and full of color. I see color as a language. It speaks to me and I talk back with my work. Different colors evoke different emotions in me.

Can you talk to us about your journey of study and the development of your very unique style?

I try to be myself. When I am myself, it never looks like any other persons work. I try to work from my knowledge and my point of view and this makes me different from other artists.  With my background coming from Iran, I have a different experience so it shapes me, it doesn’t mean it is better or worse than others, it’s just me!

What do you hope the viewer will take away from your paintings?

For anyone who is newly introduced to my work, I mention that behind my brushstrokes is over 40 years of experience. People will always find elements that they can relate to in my work. And every day they would find something new in the painting. My paintings are a story I am telling. But a story that lets you fill in the blanks. Everyone will see something different and that is okay. There is no right or wrong just each individual’s interpretation.

What do you want people to know about Hessam Abrishami?

I am no different than anyone else. I am just able to express myself using a canvas as well.

Do you have a favorite painting within your collection, and if so why is this your favorite piece of work?

Painting for me is very personal. The process is very personal. Each painting I create carries a part of my soul with it wherever it goes. So my favorite painting is always the most recent one I’ve completed. It is the closest to my heart at that moment. They may not all be masterpieces, but I love them all the same in that moment in time.

Any word of inspiration for those young artists who are trying to make their way in this industry?

Experience as much art as you can. Visit museums, art galleries, exhibitions and art fairs.  Creativity breeds creativity. Create all the time. Listen to your feelings and emotions. Be unafraid and let that show in your work. Follow that path and practice until your art flows from within you without forced effort.

 
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