Born of Iranian and El Salvadorian parents, Hank Yaghooti is an American contemporary artist living in Jersey City, NJ. Using comics, occult books and photographs as a source of reference, he employs oil, acrylic and various other mediums on paper, wood or canvas in his technique.
Yaghooti pursued arts education early on while in elementary school, and followed through on his endeavors in 2000 completing a BFA in Communication Design with a concentration in Illustration from New Jersey City University.
Influenced by European painters and contemporary American illustrators alike, he counts Francis Bacon, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Alex Grey, and Jack Kirby as some of his prominent influences. His work has been exhibited in galleries and has been prominently featured in publications, both print and online (read here).
He has two self-published books, “Black Lines In A White World” (2008) and “Chameleon” (2015), which are showcases of his drawings and paintings respectively. On occasion, he likes creating art video shorts and time lapses for his YouTube Channel.
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