Welcome to NYC Arts Online - The New York Art Gallery of Reza Karimi
Karimi was educated and resides in New York.
He has an extraordinary eye for the light of day and its affect on the
The world he observes, and which he invites you to share, is an interior
world of the sense of beauty and genre in New York and various other cities in
the USA. What
is so vividly realized is the light---- each scene is a doorway through which
you pass directly into another sky, another air with its own fragrances and
clarity, a different order of sunshine and shadow.
for all the emphasis on the literal portrayal of a specific and very
recognizable sense of place, the paintings also work as abstractions;
compositions built up by the artist as plays between light and shade, or
contrasts between different intensities of hot and cold.
Similarly, the formal elements can be dissected, as critics find traces
of influence by such American artists as Sargent, O’Keefe and Prendergast, and
Karimi is the first to admit to these influences. He creates an art with a
mixture of American influences, that are uniquely his own.