The Art League July 2019 Show

OPENING RECEPTION: July 11, 6:30–8:00 PM >> For Details See FB Calendar

“Equinox”, 48×36″ mixed media on canvas was selected by Fanna Gebreyesus the juror of the Art League July 2019 show. Intuitive painting has always been a spiritual journey for me—discovery of the unknown or subconscious. Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s spiritual early abstract paintings and the perspective revolution of the Renaissance period. My goal has been revival of a distant antiquity—ancient sun worships at a time that we are so out of alignment with the nature and environment.

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JUNE 5 – SEPT 2, 2019

COME AND ENJOY ART, NATURE, AND GREAT WINE!

an art show featuring Abol Bahadori and Claudia Cappelle

Upcoming Painting Demo: Sunday August 11, 2–4PM

868 Estate Vineyards >> Google Map

14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132

540.668.7008  |  868EstateVineyards.com

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The Art League May 2019 Show

“Dystopia”, 36×36″ mixed media on canvas was selected by Erika Harrsch the juror of the Art League May 2019 show (see location below). It is result of abstracting human figure—male model with short poses—drawing by pouring paint with disengaged mind from a place of feeling and not thinking. I select a title for each painting after I complete the process depending on the mood it evokes (not necessarily the mood I paint in). This painting evoke a strange fear of uncertainty in me and others who looked at it—not too unfamiliar to us all these days. But also a big sense of hope.

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The Art League April 2019 Show: Mixed Media Exhibit

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Fractured”, 48×36″ was selected by Lavar Munroe the juror of the Art League April 2019 show (devoted to mixed media). Inspired by the 1950’s works of Alberto Burri, Yves Klein, Lee Bontecou and their contemporaries, in this work physicality and unpredictability have introduced a new compelling energy as the painting has entered the world of objects—result of cutting and leaving openings on the canvas while revealing another surface behind.

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The Art League March 2019 Show

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Neighborhood”, 48×36″ mixed media on canvas, was selected by Costa Vavagiakis the juror of the March 2019 show at the Art League. It is a painting inspired by the musical concept of melody (organic forms) and rhythm (geometrical forms) running together and against one another. As for the title “Neighborhood”, the “melody” and “rhythm” create the harmony/community in a visual form with abstracted perspective.

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The Art League January 2019 Show

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Ascending” was selected by Mark Strandquist juror of the January 2019 show at the Art League. This painting on canvas (20×60 inches) was a result of an intuitive process which I initially introduced depth through architectural perspectives and then added the fragmented female figure
to fully express the rather spiritual air that the painting was suggesting as part of my Narrative Series.

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The Art League December 2018 Show

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Legend”, acrylic on canvas 60×20″, was selected by Margaret McCann juror of the December 2018 show at the Art League. The geometrical and organic shapes and color combinations are set to compete here. There is also a dynamic competition between silver and white drawings in and out of the reflecting light. Every viewer may see her/his own story/dream in various segments. Reading the piece vertically builds up the”legend”.

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The Art League November 2018 Show

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Fumaroles” was selected by Lee Newman juror of the November 2018 show at the Art League. This painting on canvas (36×36 inches) was a result of a spontaneous process of dying paper and intuitive painting simultaneously and combining them through collage. It is inspired by geological formations, flames, and volcanoes with high contrast in both colors and forms—organic versus geometric.

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The Art League October 2018 Show

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA  | 703.683.2323 |  Google Maps

“Closure” was juried in by M. Stephen Doherty for the Art League’s “Self Portrait” show and was on display for the month of October 2018. From my narrative series, this mixed media painting of 20×60 inches on canvas depicts the “closure” with the past traumas while the fear of future remains. This painting was not preplanned and was the result of an intuitive process. I pushed it in the direction of surrealistic illustration.

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Doodlehood got on!

The “doodlehood” where reality and abstract merge:

The Art League gallery July 2018 exhibit:
105 N Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Best in Show Award Winner

Reflections Exhibit

The Art League gallery
Juror: 
Carlton Fletcher
Exhibit dates: June 5–27, 2018
Read my interview

WPA Auction Gala

Among selected 200 from 1400 applicants—”Broken” 48×36″ painting by Abol Bahadori was sold with 7 bids

Virtual Gallery

@ SAATCHI Art

Pieces displayed in SAACHI Art are also available for direct purchase.
If you are interested, please contact via the form at the end of this page.

February 2-25 2018

Participating artist at Art Squared exhibit

Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, USA

Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 12–9 PM, Thursday & Sunday 12–6 PM
Phone: 703.838.4827

January 5-28 2018

Participating artist at Sensorium exhibit

Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, USA

Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 12–9 PM, Thursday & Sunday 12–6 PM
Phone: 703.838.4827

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November 27, 2017 – February 26, 2018

Participating artist at the open theme art exhibit sponsored by the Del Ray Artisans and the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts

Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Open: Weekdays 9AM-5PM and on performance evenings
For more information contact Eileen O’Brien: GWW@DelRayArtisans.org