Haleh Mashian has been creating art for over 20 years. She came to the US from Iran and used art as a way to connect with others and find her way through hard times. She opened Mash Gallery as a way to exhibit her own work, and provide local and international artists with a space to present their work to Los Angeles.
“I always wanted to own a place where I could bring the community together. I needed art, beauty, excitement, and joy to exist simultaneously. I did not want to stay alone in my studio all day and just create. I wanted to be engaged with the world. It is very exciting to exchange with others. I value that tremendously.” she explained.
Mashian’s own art is unique and colorfully illustrates her astute view of the world, both real and imagined. She has an abstract style, an appreciation of color theory, compositional form and the study of positive and negative space. Her work is often inspired by nature and her wonderful Tree, Figurative, and Rose series can all be found at the gallery and online.