ANNA NAVASARDIAN TO HAVE AN EXHIBITION AT INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, 10-13 OCTOBER, 2013
|Following the successful relaunch in 2012, VIENNAFAIR will again place the city of Vienna in the limelight of the contemporary art world. |
Together with numerous galleries and solo artists, having applied to participate in VIENNAFAIR, the exhibition will feature Armenian young painter Anna Navasardian.
Anna Navasardian was born in Armenia and moved to the United States with her family at an early age. A graduate from the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, Navasardian paints people on large canvases.
Digging into the nature of her sitters, she does not only describe the physical attributes of people but also seems to illuminate a moment of their nature.
There is always strife - a dramatic inner state - in the faces of her characters. She likes her subjects to sit for lengthy sessions in order to create a neutral zone in which their personas dissolve.
Her paintings investigate the many layers of reality and deal with themes such as identity, puberty, growing up and memory.
By using the raw, inherent qualities of paint, her oeuvre illuminates the invisible things that surround us and make the boundaries that separate personal and constructed identities unrecognizable.
Navasardian acknowledges German Expressionists, and Armenian artists like Arshile Gorky and Minas Avestisyan as influences - evident in the choice of her color palette and expressive brushwork.
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