Berberyan: The Best Selling Artist You Have Never Heard Of

By: Q Art
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LOS ANGELES - June 18, 2015 - PRLog -- Berberyan, the contemporary artist who has steadily sold his unique paintings “under the radar” for over thirty years, will be exhibiting his newest works at Q Art Gallery in Los Angeles, July 9th, 2015. The exhibition, called “Emotions,” is a coup for Q Art, as Berberyan originals are in high demand, and he rarely shows in galleries, preferring to work alone from his studio in Utah.

His art, however, bears little resemblance to his current peaceful life in the Rocky Mountains. Instead, its theme of bizarre, yet familiar “emotions” has its roots in Fauvism and in Soviet Armenia, where he grew up in a society dominated by totalitarian USSR. His newest paintings are bold, colorful and caustic, dramatically disturbing, and bursting with emotion.

“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 Q Art Gallery is located at 480 West Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, California.


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