Step into the immersive world of Arthur Sarkissian's artistry, where the known and the felt converge harmoniously within the canvas. In Sarkissian's paintings, a remarkable interplay unfolds between painterly gestures and vivid hues that convey emotion, and the concrete images sourced from mass media that find a home at the heart of his works. This exhibition invites you to witness a captivating dance between the raw brushstroke and the transferred image, where each element becomes not merely a foil but a collaborative partner.
Photographically woven into the composition, passages lifted from art history textbooks, illuminated manuscripts, or magazines retain their informative essence while becoming integral to a larger, painterly narrative. Sarkissian's hand invests each stroke with passion, yet these painterly incidents coalesce into a structured coherence, echoing the very language of photographic imagery. Join us on an engaging journey through Sarkissian's artistic realm, where the known and the felt unite in a mesmerizing symphony of creativity.
"Arthur Sarkissian, the artist who breathes life into his canvases through vibrant color, invites us to journey beyond the confines of the past and into a vivid, boundless future. Inspired by Jackson Pollock's "drip style," Sarkissian's use of color mirrors the rhythmic ebb and flow of ocean waves crashing upon the shore. His artworks, though adorned with historical artifacts, pulsate with movement, propelling us toward an unknown yet captivating future. Through his ample and dynamic palette, Sarkissian infuses his creations with thoughts of life, regeneration, and hope, guiding us away from the stagnant past into the resplendent, color-filled realms of what lies ahead.."
"Above all, Sarkissian’s is an art of transition, a demonstration of the flow of human experience from the felt to the known, from the intuited to the studied, and back again."