Rassouli is known in the art world for his stunning and insightful canvases. He was born in Iran to a family of mystics, and was influenced by the mystics of the east. He studied and practiced painting and architecture in the west and is currently living in Southern California.
Rassouli is an artist of life, one who lives and expresses whatever he does from his heart. He describes himself as an ogler and a libertine, as one who sees beneath the surface, one who is free to express what he sees and feels and imagines! Whoever you thought he was yesterday, you can be sure he will bring something fresh and new to today, and he will surely come up with something fun for tomorrow.
He speaks about creativity in person, in his retreats, through talks to groups, on the radio, in videos, and in films, and nowhere does he do it more magically than through his paintings. Rassouli throws rules to the winds and dives into the moment and savors it, and his excitement for the process affects and stimulates everyone around him to do the same! He paints with rags, with his hands, 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 emerging image as he progresses.
So who is Rassouli? He has been called a delight, a troublemaker, a rascal, a rogue, a legend, a messenger, a visionary, and an artist, but the description that endears him to those who know him is that of true friend of the heart. To know him is to feel inspired, to feel real and alive, and to feel free to remember joy.