Berberyan: The Best Selling Artist You Have Never Heard Of
By: Q Art
His art, however, bears little resemblance to his current peaceful life in the Rocky Mountains. Instead, its theme of bizarre, yet familiar “emotions”
“I think people relate to this artwork because it is so outrageous, you can’t just walk away. The colors are beautiful - if you can see past the ugliness,” says his publisher Elliot Blinder. “But, people love the humor in this work, and they can relate to the outrage, the disappointment, isolation and frustration we all experience.”
Although his past works have mainly been reverential depictions of women, his new paintings feature a hard look at men, and mirror the struggle he remembers living as an artist under Communist tyranny. These exaggerated faces reflect the dehumanizing world of fear the USSR imposed on its people then -- and now again under Putin’s Orwellian rule. Berberyan knows how lucky he is to have escaped Stalinism and found freedom in America but says, “Sometimes it seems to me like the planet it is coming apart.”
Many Berberyan pieces can be seen online on at www.qart.com. Q Art Gallery is located at 480 West Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, California.
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