Hessam Abrishami’s work is emotional in process, vivid in color and contemporary in execution. As an artist who has continued to have a following of collectors and gallerist for over 40 years, it is not only his talent but his openness to innovation that has kept him at the forefront of today’s art industry. What better way to highlight the emotion and vividness of color in his work than through a cutting edge medium that will withstand all elements. Infused beneath the metal substrate the artwork is imbedded forever; never to fade, never to flake and able to be displayed inside and outside of a house, office or building.
The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.
There are several benefits of the die sublimation process to metal. The inks are permanently bonded to the metal which means there is no fading of the artwork. You could hang your metal piece in direct sunlight and the color will not fade. You can also clean the metal with any household cleaner and you won’t harm the metal.