MultiMedia Artist/Instructor

Dream Bird, Acrylic,textiles,ribbons on Canvas

BIO

  • Afsaneh studied fine art at Ecole des Beaux Arts-Sion, Switerland and continued her visual art studies at New York Studio School. She further achieved a degree in Surface Design from FIT, New York, and a Master of Woven Design from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industirelle in Paris.  While studying in New York one of her sculptures was awarded and chosen to be in a photo shoot for Vogue magazine. She also was among top creative students from FIT to present her textile design to Bill Blass.  Afsaneh has many years of experience as a graphic artist producing wallpaper designs. She has been working continuously on mixed media art incorporating textiles and other materials into her paintings. She is currently an instructor at the RCC Institute of Technology teaching rendering and digital media for the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

Statement

  • My recent paintings are the expressions and results of beautiful struggles, the battles among textiles with paints to bring those dreams on canvas and on a path to find harmony and peace together.The work starts in layers of abstract and figurative experiments with these media,towards creating recognizable shapes that are in sync with their surroundings. 

My vision

  • I started my research in contemporary art from the past human art forms. I have found a fascinating energy that connected me to those primitive shapes. That energy could be related to a fundamental human instinct that carries at all time throughout ages. Since thirty years ego I have drawn and painted these forms passionately using different methods of expression believing in transferring this experience into a more contemporary concept. Recently, I have become actively interested in collecting information in the area of aboriginal primitive art forms and objects. These are related to the same universal energy that existed in all ancient art forms. In addition I have been experimenting with different media such as fibres/textiles and incorporating them into my abstract/figurative paintings. My future work will be based on many storytelling concepts and dreams of these shapes.

Primitive Art Demo

Primitive Art Demo

Exhibitions and workshops

Exhibitions


 HEADWATERS GALLERY
ALTON MILLS ART CENTER, CALEDON
JAN 14 -  FEB 12, 2017


GALLERIA 814, TORONTO
FEBRUARY 2017-APRIL 2017 


QUEEN GALLERY, TORONTO
MARCH, 2017


EXHIBIT AT THEATRE ORANGEVILLE
APRIL 27-MAY29  2017        


OUTDOOR
ROSEDALE ART SALE,TORONTO
JUNE 11-12  2017 


QUEEN GALLERY, TORONTO ,AUGUST, 2017


RAW NATURAL ARTISTS SHOW in MOD CLUB TORONTO

NOVEMBER, 2017


ROSEDALE ART SALE, TORONTO

JUNE 10-11 2018


KENSINGTON MARKET ART FAIR, TORONTO

JULY 29 AND AUGUST 26, 2018 DURING PEDESTRIAN SUNDAYS

Workshops and Classes

Primitive Art 


In this workshop you will be experimenting with various media of your choice to let your inner child, the wild, raw and primitive energy come out from depth of your fundamental human instinct that has been carried at all time throughout ages. This energy that is locked inside us and doesn’t make its way out, is the universal energy that existed in all ancient art forms.

Let’s try to explore and bring it on paper or canvas. You will have the opportunity to unleash and express your inner wild visions the way you wish. I will have pictures and examples for you to use as guides to start this journey.​


 Primitive Art workshops 2017

On Sunday   March 18 and April 29,2018  from 2 to 5 pm
Fee: 70$ supplies included 

Class on Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12 pm
Fall session 1: September 16 to November 4 
Fall session 2: November 11 to December 23
Fee: $260 for 7 weeks (some supplies included and bring your favourite medium) For more info please email me at afsaneh@afsanehvollmer.com


Fiber art workshops 2017


On Sunday August 26, October 15, February 11 and April 15 from 2 to 5 pm
Fee: 70$ with some fabrics included (bring your own favourite)

Class on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Fall session 1: September 19 to November 2

Fall session 2: November 9 to December 21
Fee: $240 for 7 weeks (some supplies included and bring your favourite yarns)


In this workshop you will be experimenting with yarns, decorative ribbons and pieces of fabrics to create beautiful woven pieces. I will provide you with supply and show you the techniques of how to weave and interlace these pieces together. This class will open up your creative energy so you can explore different techniques and advance in the world of textile art. You will see many examples of these pieces in the workshop.


Location:

LucSculpture School and Studios 
at 663 Greenwood Ave. Toronto.



Textil Fiber Workshop


- One day workshop on Thursday, November 2 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm



Wild and Raw, Expressing Primitive Energy Workshop


-One day workshop on Thursday, November 9 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm


Acrylic with Mixed Media and Fabrics


-2 Day Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday September 27 and 28 from 10.30 to 3.30 pm


Location:

Maggiolly Art

158 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3

New Beginnings

I am hosting academic drawing and painting classes from still life using all media.Email me at afsaneh@afsanehvollmer.com