Makan Negahban

Makan Negahban is a Californian native born in 1990. After spending the better part of a decade writing, recording, and performing music around the nation both with his LA based band Bür Gür and as a solo artist, he was overcome with the desire to become a fine art painter at the beginning of 2016. Channeling a deep love for the portraiture of Alice Neel, Lucien Freud, Gustave Klimt and of contemporary artists such as Hope Gangloff and James Jean, Negahban exiled himself from all forms of distraction and had a prolific year producing remarkably complex oil paintings which firmly established his technique, sensibilities, and focus.