Exposition Art Blog: November 2019

William Scharf - Abstract Expressionism

William Scharf ( 1927– 2018 ) was an American artist from New York City, he taught at The Art Students League of New York. Painting with acrylics, he was a member of the New York School movement.
William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic.
Scharf's work has been exhibited in a number of galleries, including the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, Meredith Ward Fine Art, and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City.

Shahriar Khosravi

"My passion is painting and I have found my interest and also my talent in painting since I was a little boy. In addition I got my B. A in painting. I have been inspired mostly by nature and ordinary lives, so my main style for these art works is real and surreal. Although I do not restrict myself to only one technique and I am an expert in painting through different mediums and techniques such as oil color, water color, and color pencil.
I am talented in painting and I have started painting since I was a little boy. I have developed excellent different painting skills through these years. Then I got my B. A in Art, Painting. My passion for art is highlighted by different exhibitions I have held during these years and also by my achievements in my job careers.
Freelance Painter & Drawer : 2001 - Present
Selling the created artworks:
 Oil color
 Water color
 Sketch drawing
Freelance Designer : 2006 - Present
 Advertising boards
Making creative wooden accessories : 2013 - Present
Painting murals : 2016 - Present."

Solo exhibition: Mehregan gallery, Isfahan,
Iran, Spring 2013
Group exhibitions:, City Center Negar khaneh, Isfahan, Iran, Winter 2014
Solo exhibition:, City Center Negar khaneh, Isfahan, Iran, Winter 2015
Group exhibition:, Iric Center, Tehran,
Iran, Winter 2016
Group exhibition: ( 2 artists), Central Library, Isfahan, Iran, Fall 2018

James Timothy Gleeson - The Master of Surrealism

"James Gleeson ( 1915 - 2008 ) is Australia's foremost surrealist artist. He is also a poet, critic, writer and curator. He has played a significant role in the Australian art scene, including serving on the board of the National Gallery of Australia.
Gleeson was born in Sydney where he attended East Sydney Technical College. It was here he was drawn to work of the likes of Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico and Max Ernst. In 1938 he studied at Sydney Teacher's College where he gained two years training in general primary school teaching. He also joined the Sydney Branch of the assertively experimental Contemporary Art Society. At this time Gleeson became interested in the writings of psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. These would become major intellectual influences for his art.Gleeson's themes generally delved into the subconscious using literary, mythological or religious subject matter. He was particularly interested in Jung’s archetypes of the collective unconscious.During the 50s and 60s he moved to a more symbolic perspective, exploring notions of human perfectibility. At this time he increasingly fashioned small psychedelic compositions made using the surrealist technique of decalcomania in the background, to suggest a landscape, and finished by adding a fastidiously painted male nude in the foreground. The ideas for these compositions also saw Gleeson move into collage with his Locus Solus series, where he produced a substantial body of work by placing dismembered photographs, magazine illustrations, diagrams and lines of visionary poetry against abstract pools of ink.
Since the 1970s Gleeson has generally made large scale paintings in keeping with the surrealist Inscape genre. The works outwardly resemble rocky seascapes, although in detail the coastline's geological features are found to be made of giant molluscs and threatening crustacae. In keeping with the Freudian principles of surrealism these grotesque, nightmarish compositions symbolise the inner workings of the human mind. Called 'Psychoscapes' by the artist, they show liquid, solid and air coming together and directly allude to the interface between the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.Gleeson's later works incorporate the human form less and less in it's entirety. The human form was then represented in his landscapes by suggestions, an arm, a hand or merely an eye."(all-art.org)

John Levee - Abstract Expressionism Art Works

John Levee (1924 - 2017) was an American abstract expressionist painter who had worked in Paris since 1949. His father was M. C. Levee.John Harrison Levee received a master's degree in philosophy from UCLA and became an aviator in the Second World War. After the war he decided to stay to work as a painter in Montparnasse. He studied art at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and at Académie Julian in Paris from 1949 to 1951.
His early painting was inspired by the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, which included Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston, among others. After a period of hard-edge painting based on geometric abstraction in the 1960s, Levee returned to his more spontaneous Abstract Expressionism style, often using collage elements with loose brush work typical of lyrical abstraction.Wikipedia