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Sculpture:Tufa on Iron
Size:17.7 W x 18.9 H x 4.7 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Customs:Shipments from Armenia may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
www.akhikyan.com Karen Akhikyan: Embracing Art Through Wire Sculptures Born in 1963 in the vibrant city of Yerevan, Armenia, Karen Akhikyan has always been captivated by the world of art. From a young age, he discovered a deep passion for artistic expression that has guided his creative journey throughout his life. Karen's artistic exploration has taken him on a diverse path, leading him to delve into various spheres of artistic expression. Initially drawn to oil paintings, he honed his skills in capturing the essence of his subjects on canvas. However, his creative spirit soon yearned for new mediums through which to express his artistic vision. Intrigued by the intricate world of batik scarves. His batik creations showcased his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to infuse vibrant colors and patterns into each piece. Yet, Karen's artistic evolution didn't stop there. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Karen was irresistibly pulled into the enchanting realm of sculptures. He discovered a profound connection with the medium, allowing him to explore the boundless possibilities of shaping metal into mesmerizing forms. Over the past 15 years, Karen has established himself as a master of wire sculpture. For Karen Akhikyan, the process of creating metal sculptures goes far beyond merely shaping the material. He believes that each sculpture possesses its own innate emotions, waiting to be discovered and brought to life. With every stroke of his tools, Karen allows the sculptures to dictate their own emotional expression, as if they possess a life force of their own. While Karen never received formal cultural education, his unyielding passion for art and his proximity to an artist neighbor ignited the flame of creativity within him. Spending countless hours observing and absorbing his neighbor's artistic endeavors, he developed an intuitive understanding of the craft. Through self-guided exploration and unwavering dedication, Karen has carved his own unique path in the world of art. To Karen Akhikyan, metal is more than just a medium—it serves as a conduit through which he channels his deepest emotional states. The act of creating sculptures becomes a cathartic process, purifying his soul with each creation. Through his artwork, Karen invites viewers to experience the profound beauty that can emerge when raw emotion intertwines with the strength and resilience of metal.
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