Hasef’s work introduces viewers to a world of conceptual art often avoided by society. He earned his B.A. in Sociology & Art California State University, Bakersfield, completed his certification in Art & Marketing from Sotheby’s in London, and continued his studies at Claremont Graduate University where he received his MFA in Studio Art. In addition to working as an artist in Los Angeles, Hasef is passionate about educating both young artists and art novices. He continues to spread art though teaching and offer art services from his Art Studio in South Los Angeles.
My work explores ideas and looks of blackness globally, which I conduct through research, travel, and found objects. I use my photography skills to capture moments and subjects, which are later used as reference images for drawings and paintings. Viewers are introduced to black body shapes, familiar objects, plants, and bright colors in the artwork. My main subjects are mostly black males and largely humans of color. The viewer is also introduced familiarity, similarities, and different forms of representation.