The Bricks that Built Us
Allow the artist to capture your home through the splendor of art. Invite Peshi to view your home, hear its meaningful tale and create a masterpiece that the entire family can share. The artist's strong focus on painting various realms of architecture and her natural call for nostalgia brought her to this idea. Feel free to reach out...Let's get the memories and paint mixing!
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Peshi Haas is an established artist with a heavy focus on classic and contemporary abstract architecture. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she obtained a BFA in Fine Arts.
With a profound composition and whimsical brush stroke, Peshi creates international city scapes of roads less traveled. She has recently been named a professional travel artist by her clients and many collectors have commissioned her to create scenes of nostalgia and sentimental meaning.Over the years Peshi has gone on to show internationally as well as in Miami, New Jersey, Brooklyn and of course at several shows in New York, where she currently resides. Her work has gained international acclaim by both collectors and curators alike. She is an active member in several art groups and remains in constant contact with her mentors who are prestigious artists in America and Europe.
Why does Chelsea excite me? Why does the gallery scene in this upscale but ever so yuppy, artsy yet classic neighborhood enthrall me? It comes back to my nostalgic personality. In 2005 I graduated from SVA, School of Visual Arts- The city's top ranked art school located in many campuses in Chelsea and Gramercy Park. It was during those years that I found my niche, perfected my craft and skill, and most importantly, learnt about the current art scene in NYC. Each week, one or more of our professors (or as we called them - instructors) assigned us to visit various galleries ranging from 21st street to 27th street mostly near 10th and 11th avenues. Later, in my last year, during a summer residency program, I visited these galleries alongside (and with great explanations from) Tobi Kahn, a wonderful painter and instructor who I'll always be grateful to. So perhaps it's an homage to my college years, but something tells me that Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart. Over the last twenty years I have visited the "Chelsea Galleries" on many occasions and the streets and surrounding architecture have become the subject of so many of my works. It's quite ironic that the painting accepted into this show is titled "Chelsea Hustle." It depicts the Flatiron district which has a special place in my heart as well.... While I have exhibited my work in Tribeca, Brooklyn, Long Island and the Upper East Side, it's Chelsea that causes strong feelings of enthusiasm for me! Thanks Prince Street Gallery for this moment!
While Peshi paints in her Long Island Studio, her process begins days if not months before. As the artist is known for her "Travel" (namely architecture) paintings, she feels very strongly about being present at the sight she chooses to ultimately express. Be it abroad or as close as downtown NYC, Peshi is often found with her camera in tow. If the artist finds the right emotional connection and a quality structure or city-scape she photographs with engrossed concentration. In the days to follow she takes her photos to her studio and draws with charcoal and graphite until there is balance and she's comfortable with the configuration of the drawing. Peshi then begins her painting with acrylic paint so that the layers can dry and so that she can draw or paint on top with oil stick-- a very unique method allowing for an abundance of harmony. Peshi is always taking steps backward and forward. She paints in day light and with artificial light as well, hoping to capture a perfect formation of color. Her strokes of expression bring forth works of art that intrigue art collectors and curators alike. She will refer to her Art History and Architecture and Design books for educational inspiration. Peshi also finds it necessary to re visit the permanent collections in museums which inspired her style. Be it Uptown or Downtown, she will always take the time to attend current Art Scene exhibitions. "When my own art process isn't moving forward, it's a sign that I need to explore one of the many shows in the great City of New York, if that does not do it for me, the glorious streets which await me as I exit the gallery or museum at hand, are bound to strike an idea."
Peshi loves to talk about her art and process in person. She offers studio visits by appointment.