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Kaloust Guedel

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Kaloust Guedel (born October 31, 1956) is a Cyprus-born American artist of Armenian descent. He is known as the founder, theorist and apologist of Excessivism movement.

Guedel’s work explore contemporary issues taking critical stand on various societies shortcomings. Throughout the years, he has explored subjects as genocide, war, abuse and others. Regardless of the styles and technics he has employed, his work has been consistent with contemporary sensibility and has reflected the consciousness of its time.

The tenets of the Excessivism began to appear during the 1950's in the works of European artists such as Frank Auerbach and Bram Bogart. The inaugural exhibition of Excessivism was held in 2015 at the LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif., curated by Guedel, author of the Excessivism Manifesto. The group was acknowledged by art historian and critic Shana Nys Dambrot in an article about the exhibition published in the Sept. 23, 2015 edition of The Huffington Post.

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Kaloust Guedel (born October 31, 1956) is a Cyprus-born American artist of Armenian descent. He is a self-educated artist and theorist. Guedel is known as the founder of the Excessivism movement. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California since 1975.

Kaloust Guedel’s work explores contemporary issues often taking a critical stand on various societies shortcomings. Throughout the years, it has explored subjects as genocide, war, abuse and others. Regardless of the styles and technics he has employed, his work has been consistent with contemporary sensibility and has reflected the consciousness of its time. Guedel is the first artist who used vinyl as a medium in paintings. He has been featured in publications like Masters of Today and has been known to explore capitalism and excess in his minimalist conceptual artworks.

Kaloust Guedel presented the Excessivism movement in an exhibition "Excessivist Initiative" in LA Artcore Brewery Annex, and the Excessivism Manifesto was published in Downtown News weekly in September 2015.

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