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Farzad Kohan's Lost Paintings series

Oregon-may17-iThe Lost Paintings expands the role of the viewer by allowing the public to decide how and where the art is displayed.

The reason behind doing a series like this is nothing more than making original art and having the art being collected by people passing by the art. Each piece that is “Lost” is a hand painted, original acrylic on paper that is signed by the artist .

By allowing people from all over the world to participate in my Lost Paintings Project I involve both the artist and the viewer to become involved in a manner that has rarely been seen before.

Germany May 2010

Germany May 2010

Too often art is merely a spectator sport. The artist often works alone and then shows his work in galleries and museums. The public merely views the art. In a gallery setting the only way for the viewer to participate is by keeping a respectful distance and merely looking at the art. The public never gets to interact with the art in a physical and tangible manner. The Lost Paintings expands the role of the viewer by allowing the public to decide how and where the art is displayed. The traditional role of the viewer changes and the viewer becomes the curator, the collector, the caretaker and thus becomes immersed in the project.

Hawaii May 2010

Hawaii May 2010

The Lost Painting Project becomes a crowd sourced project. Through the participant’s creativity in photography, art display and placement, the public gets to experience art in a unique manner that is normally reserved for the artist, the gallery owner, and the collector. This project turns the tables on the art world and suddenly everyone gets to be the artist, gallery owner, and collector.

Iran Isfahan May 2010

Iran Isfahan May 2010

I invite everyone who experiences the Lost Paintings to share their stories, their experiences,  photos, and videos with me. I will do my best to share the information that you send me on this website so that everyone can share the common threads that the Lost Paintings presents.

New York - May 2010

New York - May 2010

If you find my Lost Paintings just take it, love it and be good to it. I believe that Art is for everyone.

Oregon - May 2010

Oregon - May 2010

I would like to encourage everyone who either “loses” my work, and everyone who “finds” my work write to me about their experiences through this project.

United Kingdom May 2010

United Kingdom May 2010

Lost Paintings

Lost Paintings

See many more photographs and stories behind them at Farzad Kohan web site