Dark Side #4259
Female model was painted with Chrome & metallic bronze after full makeup for the photo shoot. Final print hand embellished & painted with silver leaf, layers of metallic acrylics and black oil paint then aged, Sanded to create visual metaphors that impose the power of suggestion.
She is part of The collection of Foto nostalgia portraits. Presentation of pure spirits.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Aryai displayed an interest in art from early childhood. Finding himself in a stringent cultural environment. In the mid 70's, Aryai left Iran for England where he received his formal education and was free to pursue his artistic passions. Later he ventured on to the United States where in the mid 80's he immersed himself in the medium of photography. This gave him the perfect means and medium to capture the essence and the beauty through his own unique vision, approach, and style.
Aryai is also credited with producing artistic product renderings for such major companies as Nike, Kraft, Blue Cross and Adidas. His images have also appeared as key set decorations in major motion pictures.
Aryai's images speak universally and have garnered both national and international acclaim. His art works have shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.
PSA Bronze medal Victory -photo club Feb 2016
FOCUS photo l.a. Traveling Exhibition Int. 2015
Working Artist Grant/Purchase Award November 2015 http://www.workingartist.org/index.html
Award of Merit, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University National
Competition, North Carolina 2007
Benefactor Award, Nicolet College National Competition, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 2007
The Merit Award, Minot State University National Competition, North Dakota 2007
The Subagh Khalsa Winkelstern Award, 49 Chautauqua National Exhibit of American Art, New York 2006