Amore Istepan Obsidian
Artist/
Painter

Amore Istepan Obsidian

Painter

Bio

Istepan Obsidian Goekbas is of Armenian descent and born 1984 in Münsterlingen, Switzerland. He discovered his creative passion when he was still a child. After completing his hairdresser apprenticeship, he relocated to Zurich. Through the art of hairstyling, his creativity found an expression, what in turn did not go unnoticed. Besides his work as a hairdresser, Istepan was a sought-after stylist at various photo shootings and international shows. At the end of 2018 Istepan rediscovered his passion for painting. Inspired and propelled from his past, he searched for a new way to tell his story and found it by reconnecting to his childhood. A series of portraits has emerged from this, drawn with carbon, Edding Marker & Acrylic. Istepan has a connection to each of the portraits. By processing his feelings, a sense of freedom then allows the transfer of his emotions into the vivid paintings. He states that his artwork is seasonally balanced. He paints a series for Spring & Summer and Fall & Winter that make a story. Depending on the time we are in he uses different color- and mix techniques. Thereby his work is in constant change. He mostly paints with acrylics on canvas. His youngest Series is called “Love Letters from Istepan”, Spring Summer 2021.
“When I paint, I am water. Water is impatient”

Artworks