RASSOULI is an artist and an author who is known for his "Fusionart" style. He migrated to the United States from Iran as a young man and is currently residing in Southern California.
From early childhood, Rassouli studied Persian classical painting under miniature masters, while eagerly searching volumes of European 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.
The conceptual approach of Fusionart has been developing in Rassouli since early childhood, which is evident in the 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.
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 on creativity and mysticism. He has guided many artists in retreats, and has shares his approach to creativity through public talks, in radio and television interviews and in videos and films.
Kosar Abbasi is a dancer and choreographer who expresses her inner revelations through her performance art. The uniqueness of her artistic movements is in combining various rhythms and global dances in a new and unique way. Her way is to connect with the currents of love flowing through her, resounding from the beginning of time like taking soundings from the ocean waves and from the depths of beauty.
Kosar was born in 1984 and raised in southern Iran. Not being able to pursue her art in the religious atmosphere of revolutionized Iran, she moved to India at the age of nineteen. There, she studied Ayurveda at Pune University and became a scholar of Indian, Middle Eastern and Latin dances. Soon, she began to share her unique movements in over a hundred stage performances, while choreographing and instructing numerous dances.
After seven years of living in India, Kosar moved to Malaysia where she joined several dancing groups to perform Iranian, Malaysian and Japanese dances on the stage and acted in the movie production of Tamil. Three years later, Kosar migrated to the United States as a refugee to continue her art on a global scale.
After becoming a resident of Sothern California, Kosar joined the movement of Fusionart and in a short time became the managing director of this artistic movement. As a Fusionartist, Ms. Abbasi now joyously and freely performs, choreographs and teaches Fusionart as a concept that is focused on uniting the opposites.
After decades of experience in different fields of art and creative therapy, Benjamin Swatez, internationally renowned artist, has exhibited his work on four continents, in over 75 international exhibitions in both galleries and museums. He has also had the honor to paint murals in over 20 countries, as project director, international art convention director and mural director in countless collaborations around the world. In each mural Mr. Swatez listens to the culture, the wall itself and the environment to create a composition that directly addresses the topic at hand, harmoniously weaving all elements into a unified message.
Mr. Swatez has painted the largest murals of several regions and countries globally. Among the murals that he has directed and painted are powerful compositions on the European Union and Australian Embassies in Kathmandu, Nepal, with women rescued from human trafficking, for non-profits and orphanages in Central Africa on walls with bullet holes with former child soldiers, for Save the Children in Za’atari Refugee Camp with Syrian Refugees and for the island of Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria honoring people who passed away from the effects of the storm and the indigenous of the Red Zone of Colombia.
His murals cover a wide range of themes all revolving around equality and the freedom of choice. In the process of creation and the significant symbolism evident in the final product, empowerment and education is at the forefront of every collaborative, community composition.