Arshak Sarkissian

Arshak Sarkissian

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  Artist: Arshak Sarkissian
 Live in: yerevan, Armenia
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I was born iin 1981 Gyumri, Armenia in an artist's family. I learned to draw and paint as soon as I could walk and talk by the age of ten I was drawing in my father's studio where he taught me. After the earthquake of 1989 when our home was detroyed we moved to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. I continued my painting and after school I attended and graduated from the the Yerevan Art School. From 1999-to 2001 I completed my National Service. Since 1999 my work has been exhibited internationally. Art has been my main focus all my life, even in the army I was asked to paint on the walls of the army barracks, instructing soldiers how to drill and bear arms. From 2001-2 I did a post-graduate course in the Cyprus College of Art and to have several one-man shows. I have visited London eight times and am currently here for my first one-man show at the Albemarle gallery. I returned to Yerevan where I set up a studio and have been working there for the last 8 years with trips abroad to London, the OMI artist's residency in New York State, and Italy where I was invited by Cardinal Claudio Gugarotti and by Fendi. I start every painting like a new travel - and trouble - and I never know where it will lead me. I am always looking for this moment when the painting will start to live by itself and the persons I depict to answer each other. They all come from the real life but in my paintings, united by a common aura materialized by a dominant color, they become free to express their eccentric and colorful personalities. Finally the painting heroes retire, and become alive- look like going down from paintings turning into bronze sculptures