Arshak Sarkissian

Visual Poet

May 18 - June 29, 2018

Phantoms of Liberty, 2018

Oil on canvas

47 x 59 inches

Untitled, 2018

Pastel on paper

38 x 52 inches

Angel, 2015

Pastel on paper

38 x 52 inches

Mouth of Madness, 2017

Ink on paper

23 x 29 inches

Untitled, 2018

Oil on canvas

33.5 x 49 inches

Untitled, 2012

Oil on canvas

20 x 24 inches

Modern Society, 2017

Oil on canvas

26 x 35 inches

Untitled, 2011

Oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

Secret Garden, 2017

Ink on paper

23 x 29 inches

 

Press Release

The new Yerevan’s visual poet

Sona Hamalian - A conversation with Arshak Sarkissian

Oozing audacity and wit, Arshak Sarkissian’s genre-twisting, dazzlingly imaginative paintings and sculptures leave the spectator with an exhilarating sense of liberation. With a flair for juxtaposing the animal, human, and plant worlds in dramatic yet tongue-in-cheek compositions, Sarkissian is a master of telling grown-up tales while also ruffling some serious feathers. No wonder he is celebrated as the visual poet of Yerevan’s youth culture, an innovator whose works have found resonance with the city’s dynamic spirit.

Born in Gyumri in 1981 and educated in Yerevan and Cyprus, Sarkissian has garnered international recognition. His canvases and sculptures have been exhibited across the globe, and many are now part of significant private and public collections. Named an Honorary Artist of the Republic of Armenia, he was commissioned to redesign the passenger terminals of Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, and entrusted with the design of a joint Armenian-Bulgarian stamp.