Armen Eloyan Exhibition

Timothy Taylor

poster for Armen Eloyan Exhibition
[Image: Armen Eloyan "Untitled (Coloured Big V)" (2021) Oil on canvas 78 3/4 × 122 1/8 in.]

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Armen Eloyan has navigated between figurative satire and abstraction, painting and sculpture throughout his career, exploring existential narratives centered around storytelling and cartoons without ideological restraint. In the past year, however, Eloyan has embraced total abstraction, combining a deeply physical and process-based approach to the canvas with a careful examination of color and light in two distinct series of paintings. The resulting works, ranging from starkly monumental monochromes to richly layered, intimate pointillist paintings, stand at the intersection of performance, chance and intuition.

Begun in isolation over the course of the pandemic in Zurich, Switzerland, his large-scale new series of Numbered Paintings each bear the name of their dominant color: Prussian Blue, Magenta Red. Caught between spontaneity and intuitive constraint, labyrinthine brushstrokes twist and turn in a serpentine mass over the surfaces, dripping down the canvas in richly pigmented swathes of paint. The series’ title refers to the artist’s feeling that the paintings, together, represent a lexicon without words, like a numeric system. Like the Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s panoramic paintings, the series’ syntax of forms expresses an emotional charge and spiritual force free of language.



from September 09, 2021 to October 23, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-09 from 18:00 to 20:00


Armen Eloyan

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