Artist Atom Hovhanesyan

Atom Hovhanesyan

Artist from United States

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at Jose Art Gallery since
 January 21st, 2019

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About the artist Atom Hovhanesyan

“Through Divisionism to Expression” Post-Impressionist, Cubist, Futurist, and Abstract Expressionist’s color theory, optics, and composition heavily influenced my Post Divisionist style and technique. I developed and refined my Post Divisionist style and technique in a series of paintings of women and landscapes. My goal was to utilize the entire surface of the canvas to challenge the viewer’s perception of negative space while borrowing from the Cubist approach to composition. Figures and forms are woven into the fabric of the plane so that space warps into figures and form. The juxtaposition of complimentary colors of thinly applied brushstrokes, over each other, creates a mesh-like pattern, so that figures rise or recede, at times becoming almost invisible. In the painting process, repetitive crosshatching allows the subconscious to direct the composition, creating tension between the desire to hide vs the need to reveal, conflict between subconscious and self-conscious arises. The eye creates a path as it views and moves through the painting and the subconscious and conscious mind detects bits and pieces of thoughts, emotions and or memories that become a unified epilogue that’s open to interpretation. Working with ink, in the same technique and style as my Post Divisionist paintings, multiple layers of crosshatching creates a play between light and texture. The seemingly chaotic use of crosshatched lines is intentional, like the Impressionist’s use of ink, while surreal and symbolic. https://www.artbyatom.com https://www.instagram.com/artbyatomhov arahov63@gmail.com

Exhibitions of Atom Hovhanesyan

"Pechersky" Gallery, Moscow, Russia -- 2014 Novomoskovsk Art Gallery, Russia -- 2014; 2016; 2017. Annual exhibition Art Students League of New York -- 2015; 2016. Kunstmatrix.com on line exhibition - Berlin 2018. Artpal on line exhibition New York 2018 Participated in multiple privet Art shows in Manhattan, NY --2016; 2017. Exhibit In San Diego May 2019 Clio Art Fair Exhibition March 5-8, New York 2020 Shanghai International Art Fair Nov 19-23, 2020 (catalog page 20) "MarziArt International Gallery" From May 21 to June 16, 2021, Hamburg, Germany "Aqua" Miami Art Fair, November 30-December 4 /2022, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Education of Atom Hovhanesyan

2015-2017 Focused on anatomy and figure drawing from life with Michael Grimaldi. Portrait painting with Tom Torak. Figure painting with a focus on color and optical approach with Dan Thompson. 2013- 2015 National Academy of New York Studied under Phil Michelson Focus on anatomy, life drawing from the figure. 2009-2013 Autodidactic Study: Self study: Began copying old master drawings (Leonardo, Raphael, Del Sarto, Pontormo, Tintoretto) as well as portrait work. Continued studies after Seurat drawings, Van Gogh, and Cezanne. Continued studying anatomy, perspective and effects of light. Heavily influenced by De Kooning and Kandinsky Studied color theory and Kandinsky’s theory on design 1998-2006 St.John's University, Major-Marketing (Minor-Psychology)

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