“Inspired by India"
Exhibition of Armenia painter opens in Yerevan
February 8,2016. News.am Press
The exhibition “Inspired by India”by Armenian painter Andranik Asatryan, 27, opened at the Artists' Union of Armenia, today.
“I took interest in Indian art when I was a sophomore and had to decide on the topic of my thesis. First I was thinking of work based on “Ara the Handsome and Shamiram” but once I heard Indian music, which connected me with India,” the young painter told Armenian News – NEWS.am.
He painted his first work on Indian subject years ago.
Indian culture appealed to Andranik so much that he started learning Indian on his own and read books to understand it better. Today he is presenting a whole range of paintings, crowns and dolls to the public.
“My works are called fantastic and surrealistic in style, that is I paint fantastic, illusionary ideas, feelings and values. My aim is to show high human values so that people preserve them,” he said.
Andranik hasn’t yet been to India, but he is sure that if his dream once comes true and he finds himself in India, it will boost his creativity and excitement.
“Can you imagine a man who hasn’t been to India but presents India in a way which can make impression on you? His paintings are mainly from Indian mythology. I’m sure Andranik has a bright future,”said Indian Ambassador to Armenia Suresh Babu, who also attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was held in cooperation with the Indian Embassy in Armenia and “Armenian-Indian Friendship”NGO.