28 October 2023 – 27 November 2023
Vernissage | 28 October 2023 | 8:00 pm
Full Moon Gallery
In the exhibition “Through Deformation into the Present”, painter Aren Shahnazaryan presents his latest works at Full Moon Gallery from 28 October to 27 November. On display are paintings characterised by energetic brushwork, a bold approach to pictorial composition, and form and colour in an intense visual language. His individual painting process allows the artist to explore different states of the paintings, treading uncharted paths. In his new works, Aren Shahnazaryan intuitively reconstructs and deforms the painterly as well as textual substance of each painting until an originally unsuspected or only roughly hinted motif is expressed. These motifs are closely interwoven with the current noise of existence through the painterly medium.
Aren Shahnazaryan studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, was head of the graphics workshop at the “Mkhitar Sebastaci” education centre until 2017 and graduated in fine arts from the HfBK Dresden in 2022 with Prof. Ralf Kerbach. He is a representative of the Armenian Foundation for Fine Arts in Germany and a master student at the HfBK Dresden under Prof. Ralf Kerbach. Aren Shahnazaryan does not ascribe a fixed meaning to the visual elements of his works, but tries to create an atmosphere in each piece that reflects his personal experiences and sensations. He is deeply dedicated to the creative process and works intensively on each painting until it reaches a unique and distinctive state.