Subject Tags: spirituality, contemporary figurative art, emotional state, pyschology, twilight, large painting, high contrast, lineart, dramatic bold colors, self-portrait, figurative, modern art, expressionism
Size: 66"W x 66"H x 4"D
Year Created: 1988
Ready to Hang
I painted this larger work on canvas, while exploring the relationship between emotions and the body, as a vehicle of expression. "Untitled Head" is from a collection of Figurative Expressionist works I created during a period of fifteen years, using art as a method of catharsis. This piece has a very textured surface, created from many layers of oil paint, overlapped over time. (signed and dated on the back.)
FRL is an Iranian artist living and working in the New York area. Best known for his linear figurative paintings, he immigrated to US at thirteen. After enrolling in Rhode Island School of Design in 1982, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by a second degree in Industrial Design. The origins of FRL's work lie in Figurative Expressionism, a style he practiced for more than two decades, leading to the creation of his linear figurative painting style. His paintings have been featured in more than sixty group shows across the globe, including Saatchi Gallery in London and Ex Aurum Museum in Pescara, Italy, in addition to solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Tehran and Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including The Salsali Museum, Dubai, Saatchi Gallery in London, Carsten de Boer Art Collection, Amsterdam and Museum of Contemporary Art in Esfahan.