29 September 2023 – 27 October 2023
Vernissage | 29 September 2023 | 20:00
Narek Arzumanyan was born in 1988, in Yerevan, Armenia. He graduated from Yerevan State College of Fine Arts after P. Terlemezyan in 2008 and studied in State Academy of Fine Arts betwen 2009 and 2011. He opened his first exhibition in the Artists’ Union of Armenia, in 2009. Since 2011 he lives in Germany. Narek Arzumanyan’s artworks can be found in private collections and public museums throughout the world.
“Integration of a Wolf” shows a series of self-portraits, by Narek Arzumanyan.
In an asylum home in Germany, the artist watches many nature documentaries and recognises parallels between himself and lone predators. Even as a child, Arzumanyan loved to be in nature; for him, there was hardly any difference between humans and animals. He often played as a jackal, fox or wolf. These animals accompany him not only into his adulthood, but also into his art. Arzumanyan feels so much connected to the lone wolf in particular that he sees and portrays himself as one. But he cannot remain a wolf forever and slowly transforms into a human being.
From 29 September to 27 October 2023, you can view this fascinating journey at the Full Moon Gallery in Dresden.
Laudatio: Paula Freiesleben