Shahin Talishkhan (Shikhaliyev) is an artist whose distinct visual language reflects a confluence of wide-ranging interests in art, philosophy and science. His paintings are meditations on the nature of visual perception and its connection to our most intimate emotional experiences. These meditations result in imagery that seems both representational and abstract, and pictorial fields that exude a sense of tactile presence, movement, and transformation.
The son of noted Azerbaijani painter Talat Shikhaliyev, Shahin was exposed to art and art making from a very early age and graduated from Azerbaijan State Art College in 1986.
His studies have been enriched over the years through residencies and participation in various international conferences and symposia. He has also been recipient of grants from organizations such as the Arts and Humanities Councils of Washington DC and Prince George's County. His paintings are part of public collections in Baku and Washington DC, as well as private collections worldwide.
Shahin has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1999, where he works out of his studio in Mount Rainier, MD.