Friday, October 23, 2009
Studio Visit with Shervin Iranshahr
I was recently in Pittsburgh PA and had the opportunity to visit the studio of legendary oil painter Shervin Iranshahr. Shervin was born in Iran and has lived in Vienna. In 2006, after many years active in the Los Angeles art scene, he moved to Pittsburgh for the inexpensive urban charm of Iron City.
It's a always a treat to meet with Shervin in his studio and catch a glimpse of the mind-bending works he is creating. He is in a constant state of creativity, and always seems to have several works going at any given time. Shervin is one of the most prolific artists we know - with an impressive and brilliant body of work.
Soon after his arrival in Pittsburgh, Shervin co-founded "The Academy of the South Side" (ASS) with Tim Meehan and Dan Vogel. This now established, creative institution teaches oil painting and drawing from live models. Shervin offers the students one on one training, single session classes, as well as 8 week 16 week long sessions. He also organizes group shows featuring his students at ASS, including emerging artists Yvonne Kozlina, Dan Vogel, Phillip Seth, Jason Angst, Ryan Lee and Tim Meehan. ASS has developed into a well-respected art and community center, spearheaded by Shervins' creative genius and larger than life persona. In addition to painting and teaching classes at the Academy, Shervin also designs and prints T-shirts. Some styles are adorned with interesting and detailed stitching integrated into the design.
In March 2008, C.A.V.E. Gallery had the opportunity to feature a series of Shervin's artwork, and we continue to stay current with new work by this prolific master. Below are some of Shervin's beautifully intense oil paintings available at C.A.V.E. Gallery.
We look forward to forward to showcasing more of Shervin's artwork in 2010 - stay tuned! Posted by CAVEGallery at 11:32 PM