Parviz Payghamy Portfolio

PARVIZ PAYGHAMY | ARTIST STATEMENT

Parviz Payghamy’s paintings depict abstracted landscapes weaving together and creating a simulated motion. The rich tapestry of patterns curve and bend through the picture plane. The landscapes are poetic, which is appropriate as Parviz was dubbed “the poet painter” by his friends, professors, and colleagues at the Tehran University where he studied. His fascination with poetry provides his paintings with the fleeting beauty of life and the melodic quality of color.

At eight years old, Parviz discovered his talent and love for painting and by the age of sixteen started working professionally as a painter. His early realization of his life’s passion could have been inspired by other artists in his family. Parviz says that both his older brother and his grandfather were artistic. Crediting Paul Klee as one of the key painters to have inspired him and Fedrico Garcia Lorca as one of his favorite poets, Parviz explains that art helps him to express the way that he looks at and thinks about the world and about his life. Parviz says about his work, “Painting is a visualization of life and sadness, happiness, and all emotions are translated by means of lines, shape, color, and take actual form. A picture is made and that is how the artist communicates with his inner self and with the viewer. The expression of the subject is what is important not the actual subject itself. For it is the expression that is worthy of thought and reflection. Whether it is an apple or a bottle, a face or a figure, I ask the viewer to view my art within that context. It is the singer, not the song.”

Parviz was born in Tehran in 1961 and studied fine arts, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Tehran University. His work has been shown in Iran, Europe, Canada, and the United States. He lives and works currently in Los Angeles, California.

Exhibits

2015 One man show Rafaul Gallery Paris France
2014 Solo Exhibition Aahoo Art Gallery Pasadena California
2013 Solo Exhibition Play House Pasadena California
2013 Solo Exhibition Aahoo Art Gallery Pasadena California
2012 Solo Exhibition Aahoo Art Gallery Pasadena California
2011 Group Show Abra Gallery Los Angles California
2010 Solo Exhibition San Francisco California
2010 Group Show Abra Gallery Los Angles California
2009 Group Exhibition with Universal Love Foundation in Beverly Hills, California
2009 Group Exhibition at Art Expo New York, New York
2008 Group Exhibition at Art Expo Las Vegas, Nevada
2008 Group Exhibition at Art Expo New York, New York
2006 Group Exhibition at La Artcore Los Angles, California
2002 Group Exhibition at Pierce College Los Angeles, California
1999 Individual Exhibition in Paris, France
1998 Group Exhibition at Porte Verte Paris, France
1987 The 24th International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal, Canada
1990 International Painting Exhibition in Tehran, Iran
1989 Individual Exhibition at Arya Gallery in Tehran , Iran
1988 Group Exhibition at Arya Gallery in Tehran, Iran
1988 Individual Exhibition at School of Fine Art in the University of Tehran, Iran
1986 Group Exhibition at School of Fine Art in the University of Tehran, Iran
1985 Group Exhibition at School of Fine Art in the University of Tehran, Iran
1988 Graduated from University of Tehran School Of Fine Art.

Artist Contact Information
Parviz Payghamy
aahooartgallery.com
payghamy@gmail.com
(626) 755-7667
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Fall
30×40
Acrylic on Canvas

Dance With Me
24×30
Acrylic on Canvas

Utmost
36×48
Acrylic on Canvas

Togethere
48×42
Acrylic on Canvas

Forest
30×24
Acrylic on Canvas

Twilight
40×30
Acrylic on Canvas

Dream
36×36
Acrylic on Canvas

After Rain
20×20
Acrylic on Canvas

Riding on a Donkey
14×14
Acrylic on Canvas

Reclining Woman
14×14
Acrylic on Canvas