Born in 1995, Kamiar Gajoum showed a passion for the theater, drawing and all forms of the arts even at the youngest of ages. His talents, while still in their formative stages, were evident while he was a child. At the age of 9, Kamiar presented his stepfather, internationally recognized oil painter Kal Gajoum, with a poster painting of his work. Kal was overwhelmingly impressed and recognized that Kamiar had a skill level far ahead of his young age. Kal immediately decided to take Kamiar under his wing, and train him professionally in the fine details of oil painting. It was a decision that influenced Kamiar's work greatly.
This advanced level of training combined with his intense dedication, took Kamiar's artwork to a whole new level. Kamiar began to experiment with various mediums and techniques and before long he was advancing quickly with his skills as an oil painter. He studied hard and worked continuously on achieving the level of detail and quality of work produced by the Old Masters. Kamiar painted almost daily and took direction from Kal in order to capture the ambiance of a classical time in his paintings. Kamiar took trips to museums and art galleries and poured through books on the Old Masters as he carefully noted what made these works so special. It was a mood or moment that set the Old Masters' works apart, and Kamiar set out to capture a similar feel in his work.
Kamiar continues to grow and perfect his skills in various mediums. Each summer he makes extended trips to Europe to study and expand his knowledge of the arts. His passion and excitement for the arts grows with each trip into the rich history of Paris or Nice or whichever enticing city he visits. He sketches daily while abroad and uses these sketches as a basis for his oil paintings when he returns to Canada. His dedication and energy are boundless.
With a joint exhibition at a prestigious fine art gallery at the age of only 15 years and a second one at the age of 17, it is evident by the reaction of collectors that he has trained well and studied hard. Today, Kamiar's paintings are being shown in numerous galleries in Canada and the US and are housed in many personal international collections. Kamiar continues to paint daily as he hones his skills and perfects his craft as a professional oil painter. At such a young age, the future is bright and promising for this contemporary Canadian artist.
The Plaza Galleries is proud to present the fine art of Kamiar Gajoum.