Kaloust Guedel

Title: Artist

Glendale, California, United States

Kaloust Guedel, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Excessivism.

Mr. Guedel is perhaps best known for introducing the Excessivist art movement in contemporary art with his 2015 exhibition, the “Excessivist Initiative”, as well as the author of the accompanying “Excessivism Manifesto” published by the Los Angeles Downtown News. The movement is distinguished by its abundant use of artistic mediums, such as painting with more paint than anyone could possibly need, and is generally accepted as a reflection on materialism and modern times. Huffington Post called Mr. Guedel’s art “…abstract works of art that express both the attraction and the absurdity of the profit-driven lifestyle.”

Mr. Guedel was born in Nicosia, Cyprus to Hoyanes and Anahid Guedelekian Kaloust, and has been aan artist since 1975. He is the creative director of the Kaloust Guedel Studio, and was notably exhibited in the ‘80s by the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Before Excessivism, he was primarily known for his use of vinyl as a medium for painting, and exhibited in 2003 with the Forest Lawn Museum, and in 2005 with the Museum of Modern Art in Yerevan, Armenia. He was featured in China and South Korea for a time, and in 2012 his work was shown in the Viridian Artists Gallery of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York as well as the Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

After being a noted exhibitor at the Saatchi Gallery of London in 2013, Mr. Guedel launched the Excessivism art movement, featuring international artists like Ai Wei Wei, Zadik Zadikian, Danh Vō, Jonas Etter, Michael Villarreal, and Michael Toenges.  In 2017, Mr. Guedel and Excessivism were featured in Art & Museum Magazine, which described it as a “response to the economic conditions of the Capitalist system.” Mr Guedel is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the husband of Gayane Ketendjian, and the proud father of Audrey Guedelekian.

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