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THIS PAGE INCLUDES RASSOULI'S BIOGRAPHY, STATEMENTS,
VIDEOS, RETREAT PROGRAMS AND HIS GLOBAL INFLUENCE


The Artist RASSOULI is a visionary artist who is known for his unique style of Fusionart. He migrated to the United States from Iran as a young man and is currently residing in Southern California.
 

Guided by his Sufi uncle, Rassouli grew up hearing and reading mystical poetry while studying under painting masters, and eagerly searching volumes of artistic works of varied traditions and styles. He roamed the art museums, won awards for his paintings, and traveled in classical Europe as a teenager prior to coming to the United States in 1963 to further explore his artistic drive. Here, he studied fine arts and architecture at the University of New Mexico and environmental psychology at the University of Southern California.
 

Although he practiced architecture for a time, painting ultimately became his overpowering passion and his profession. Through the years, Rassouli has created hundreds of canvases, in his unique style of Fusionart, which invite the viewer into the creative power of the heart and the wonder and beauty of the soul. His artistic expressions are radiant with a life-giving and captivating energy that arouse the imagination.
 

The conceptual approach of Fusionart has been developing in Rassouli since early childhood, which is evident in the expansive scope and variety of his creative work. Rassouli paints with rags, with his fingers, and uses his favorite brushes when he feels moved to enhance what is happening on the canvas. He begins with a canvas primed with black paint and brings the light of vision to it developing a relationship with the appearing images as he creates.

Within the past thirty years, He has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and Asia and has created several major murals.  Rassouli's art has been featured in numerous books and periodicals, including several books that he has written and some of them are available on this web site. He guides others in retreats, shares his approach to creativity through public talks, in radio interviews, in videos and films, but nowhere does he witness to his creativity more magically than through his paintings.


  
 Online Videos Reflecting Rassouli's Art

A selection from videos created or approved by Rassouli
Click on the image to watch the video


developing painting Celestial Journey
Painting
Cello
Eternal Feminine
Rassouli in
                                            his studio
Surrealism
Fostered Children
Prague Tower
Painting Retreat
Freydoon Rassouli
Heaven and Earth Lovers
Divine Light India Exhibit
Mystical encounter
Union of Love
Rasouli
Queen of Flow
Rassouli



 Quotations from Rassouli's writings or talks

Creation is the product of synchronizing our energy with the universe. Once we experience the whole and recognize it, we become aware that we are nothing but the Divine Creative Force.

I do not start a painting with sketches, I do not paint on location and I do not work from photos. Instead, many mornings, before the dawn, I climb a mountain to its peak. There , sitting in solitude, I observe rising of the sun. I watch plants open their leaves, buds tear up their dresses and the birds sing to the arrival of their creator. There is an interconnected serenity that allows all creatures to experience the divine unity. Having felt that creative energy, I rush to my studio, dip my brush into paint, and let it move freely on canvas.

My paintings are inspirational for they allow the observer to experience infinite viewpoints and perceptions. They are not abstract for they represent what is actually more real than what our eyes are able to see. They allow the viewers to be inspired by taking their own perception beyond their senses and their surroundings.

"Relationship" is the most important aspect of my work. I believe that dream and reality coexist in this world. Light and shadow, nature and concepts, technology and feeling, the actual and the imaginary exist together.

My art expands on the metaphysical and expressive ideas that I have drawn from Near Eastern mysticism: investigation of the nexus of internal and external universes.

All things are connected in a cosmic web. To me, the interrelations and interactions between the parts of the whole are more important than the parts themselves. That is why I like to paint motion with no objects to move, action without players, and dance without dancers.

I work intuitively. When I paint, I am mindless, yet I am conscious. I feel that my timeless inner presence is a medium that carries that which I am not aware.

I like to share my feeling of joy and exuberance with others. I like to show devotion and love and all other pleasures of the world in their most sensual grace and timelessness.


 A selection from other sites about Rassouli and his art

Galleries

Rassouli's Official Site
Fusionart International
Rassouli's Women
Trigg Ison Gallery
Nobull art Gallery
Bait Muzna Gallery
Rassouli on Facebook
Pinterest
Rassouli Goddesses
Jerome C House Art Gallery

Tender Dreams
Tumblr Images
LA.com Arts
Art as Worship

Dream Masters Fine Art Gallery
Wikipedia on line
Rassouli at Nobull Art
Womankind Beauty
Tebyan Art and Literature
Payvand's Profile of Rassouli
Through my Windows
Circle of Goodwill
The Artists Gallery Chelsea
Inspirational Art Corner
Ten Dreams Fine Art Galleries
Women in Art
Awakening Arts
Five Golden Stars Gallery
Rassouli: La Busqueda
Photo Bucket
Fusionart on My Space

Videos and Films
Note to God
A painting Retreat with Rassouli
Distant Mirrors
Divine Light
Visions of Rassouli
Pablo Neruda and Rassouli
Tears - Watch Rassouli Painting
Bridging Heaven and Earth with Rassouli
Birthing a New World
A Feast for Eyes
About Rassouli's Art
A Riddle ( a Gift )
Mystic Painters
Rassouli and Fusionartists
Spiritual and Abstract Paintings
Painting with Rassouli
Metaphysical imagery
Visionary art of Rassouli
Art of Rassouli with poetry of Rumi

Books and other Publications

Pearls of Writ
Renaissance of Divine Love
Journey of Love
Dream Oracle Cards
Fusionart Book
Jung: Journey of Transformation
Journey of Love Oracle Cards

Inspirations of the Heart
Language of the Soul
Yogy Times
Los Angeles Daily News
Rassouli, Rembrandt and Van Gogh
An interview with LA Yoga magazine
Press Media Wire
Inner Traveler
Rozaneh Magazine
Nexus: Colorado's Holistic Journal
The Meditation Society
Sacred Catalog
Pathways Within
Templates for Outlook Express
A Russian Magazine
An Indian Magazine
The Messenger Magazine
Payvand Iran News
Rachana Yoga
Feminine Divine Cards
Murals of Los Angeles
Journal of Healing


Artists' Directories

Artists Link
Encyclopedia.com
Art and Literature
Answers.com

Symbolist Artists
Persian Paintings
International Art Gallery Netherlands
Wikipedia.com
LA.com
A Gallery of Rassouli's Artwork
The Cherry Muse

Recent Interviews

A Visionary Among us
Interview on Rumi Revealed

Awakeningzone

Sitting Down with Rassouli
The Master of Fusionartist

Living Deeply
A Television Interview
Muscat Daily
A Conversation with Rassouli
An Interview on BBS Radio
Interview on Visionary Culture
Art from Subconscious
Rachana Yoga of Rassouli
Rassouli's painting approach
Conversation with Caterina Ligato
Omtimes Magazine
Living Well Magazine
New Connexion
Technology of the Heart
Rachana Yoga
OM Times


Artists Influenced by Rassouli
Sandy Medearis
Aazam Irilian

Carole Burdick
Diane Bulgatz
Lily Nava
Darlene Jaman
Diane Atkins
Yasmin Sayyedr
Michelle Curiel

Rickey Hoefnagel
Bonnie Landau
Ralph White
Elizabeth Weber
Josiane Cohanim
Rassouli Copies
Manzar
Bebe Brookman
Isabelle Ribuot
Amber Goldhammer
Vida Shajie Rezai
Christian Parkes
June Futamase
Daytra Hansel
Lorna Jeanine Paquin
Stella Maris Jurado
Roxane Cohanim
Fereshteh Kakhsaz
Roy Crawford Smith


Blogs

Rassouli, Rembrandt and VanGogh
Los Angeles Art Gallery
Art for the Soul
The Mystery of Man
Om Times
A Celestial Journey with Rassouli
Sadiq Alam
Reza-Anima
Ralph White
Rickey's Blog
Fusionart as an Artistic Style
Sell your Cleverness
The Wayshower
Inspirational Art Corner
Musetouch Magazine


Poets inspired by Rassouli or inspired him
Robert Augustus Masters
Caterina Ligato
Kay Elaine Ekwall
Naomi Stone
Divine Radiance
Awake to Life
City of Shambala
All Poetry
The Manifester
brancoepreto
I heard God Laughing
Alexandra OneLight
Rumi
Hafiz
Passionate Wanderer
William Blake
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Omar Khayyam


Retreats with Rassouli

Rassouli occasionally conducts A Day of Transformational Retreat for those who are interested in making a change in their life by being more creative. The other retreat is A Day of Developing Mastery in Painting for emerging and professional artists. During these retreats participants will benefit from Rassouliís artistic expertise and mystical experiences in a unique form of guidance. These retreats are held in an atmosphere filled with creative energy and camaraderie. Under his direction, every one learns how to translate their spiritual experiences from their subconscious onto the canvas.

Developing your creative ability
Under Rassouliís guidance, you will discover ways to overcome your habit of procrastination and have the power to put any idea or project into action.

Through just playing with paint on canvas, you will discover how easily you are able to create a life of contentment for yourself from a higher level of consciousness, and how your energy flows with ease, joy and freedom. On a more personal level, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific challenges with Master Rassouli and receive workable guidance.

Creativity Retreat

Click HERE to send us an email for the date and location of the next Painting Retreat.

Developing mastery in your painting technique

Here is a great opportunity for emerging and professional artists to learn Rassouliís acclaimed Fusionart technique of painting directly from the master. He will also guide you in how to publish your artworks, how to exhibit at galleries and special ways of making a living as an artist.

During this retreat, you will have an opportunity to show your works to receive critical advice. You will also have a chance to discuss your specific challenges in the art world with the master and receive valuable guidance from him.


Rassouli Demonstrating
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