Artist Statment

Everyday human beings interact with one another. Each person has their own set of expressions and characteristics that define who they are.

As an artist, I feel the need to try and understand the personality of the human being I’m portraying in a work. The human face and figure is something I’m familiar with, but being able to discover how to capture a personality through a still image and clearly communicate with my audience is what fuels my passion for art.

My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, and emotional connections. I enjoy finding images that capture candid moments. I photograph and paint people in their natural environment because I want to preserve a moment in time.

I am inspired by the moments we lose to memorize. I hope to bottle up happy moments in my art to save for later. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these portraits reference memories of home and family. These collection of work comes from my desire to preserve those beautiful moments in life either through a painting or a photograph.

"Salah Khosravi"