Biography – Ehsan M. Khanaman
The unusual life of Ehsan has contributed greatly to his unusual art form known as “Abstract Visions”. He was born in Linkoping, Sweden, in the city where his Iranian born parents both earned their degrees. His father studied Mechanical Engineering and his mother studied Child Psychology. Ehsan’s parents created an environment where education and “free thinking” were highly valued and Ehsan became quite adept at straddling both Persian and Scandinavian culture.
Early on, Ehsan’s artistic talent was recognized upon the family moving to the United States. He was living and attending high school in Southern California when the school administration of South Orange County High Schools awarded his artwork and requested he exhibit three of his paintings at the prestigious Laguna Beach Museum of Art, where many famous local artists have gotten their start.
In 1996, one of his paintings earned a 2nd place in the annual Persian Art Festival in Gutenberg, Sweden. His entry not only garnered critical praise but it captured the attention of the panel Judge, celebrated artist Hojat Kasrayan. Kasrayan gave Ehsan focused instruction for the following 2 years. Under Kasrayan’s rigorous training combined with the influences and guidance from his art teacher and mentor, Ernest Guererro of Southern California fame, Ehsan’s view on art led him to his passion for abstraction now combined with his own style called “Abstract Vision”, which combines abstract art with visions of the mind.