Faripour Forouhar’s home is in New England but he grew up in high mountains of Middle Asia. He travels to the Rockies, Alps and Andes and the shorelines in US and Europe yearly to paint.
He studied painting in Teheran University School of Fine Arts during college years. Later, he studied with the late Edgar Whitney from Pratt NYC and completed courses in The Grand Central Academy of Fine Art, NYC. He shares experience with other painters regularly. He is a scholar in the field of art and visual perception and has a deep interest in the evolution of painting throughout history.
He started as a watercolorist painting plein air, ala prima. He has moved to oil on canvas with a style sensitive to subtle light, armospheric effect and space in the landscape. The resulting effect infuses the abstract compostion and reveals the painter’s character, vision and artistic creativity.
Artist’s Statement :
The abstraction and distortion that is possible in painting makes it uniquely suitable for expression of the conscious and unconscious experience in a manner far truer and more intriguing than an accurate recording, for example, by a camera. The more subjective the experience, the more unique the expression. This principle applies to all forms of painting; figurative, imaginative and abstract. The challenge is in conscious understanding of the visual elements that effectuate the subjective experience, the “know yourself” – the artist’s vision – that matters most and the skill to lay it down on canvas with clarity. This is what I am trying to do.
He is an exhibiting artist in the the New Britain Museum of American Art, Ct Academy of Fine Arts, Elected exhibiting artist of Lyme Art Association, Rockport Art Asso., North shore Art Assoc. Elected member of Art Renewal Center Living Artist/Master Gallery, “A.R.C.L.A”
Member, Oil Painters of America, Beaux-Arts Realiste, Canada, Gallery on the Green, New Britain Art League.
Recent Exhibitions :
Lyme Art Association, multiple exhibitions including 2014
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. 2014
New Britain Museum of American Art 2012 and 2013, 43rd Annual Exhibition 44th Annual Exhibition.
Art Renewal Center 2013 Salon Exhibition,
Rockport Art Association, MA, multiple including 2014
North Shore Art Association MA, multiple including 2014
Oil Painters of America on line spring exhibition 2012 and 2013
New Britain Art League, multiple including 2014
Canton Art League; Gallery on the Green, 2012- 2013
One Man Exhibition; The Mill House, Chester, CT 2013
Three Man Exhibition, Art league of New Britain, 2014
One man exhibition, University of Connecticut, CT.2012
Lyme Art Association, Elected Artist works, Lyme, CT. 2014
Recent Awards and Honors:
1st. Place Prize, Art League of New Britain, Seeing Red.
Aldro Hibbard Memorial Award from North Shore Art Association
Honorable mention from Lyme Art Association
Most popular painting in Farmington Valley Art Center, Member’s Vote.
Finalist, ARC 2013, Salon,
Rockport Art Association, Kiran Meritorious Award for Meritorious Landscape Painting,
Recognistion Beaux-Arts Realist, Canada; multiple ”Special Recognition”, three paintings,
Gallery on the Green, Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Art Fund Award,
Elected artist at Living Artist, Art Renewal Center, Living Artist/Master Gallery ( www.artrenewal.org )
Living Artist, Art Renewal Center, designation and inclusion in the Living Artist/Master Museum
Elected Artist Rockport Art Association
Elected Artist Lyme Art Association.
Artist’s Website: http://www.forouharpaintings.com/