Sculptures by Ashot Gevorgyan
Muscari presented Ashot Gevorgyan’s sculpture exhibition from March 3 to 31, 2017 at the Tour Rose gallery in Lyon, France.
The young Armenian artist Ashot Gevorgyan reinvents, in the forms and techniques of modernity, the thousand-year-old tradition of “minor” sculpture. His work is distinguished by the maturity of artistic reflection and the variety of a prolific production.
One of the favorite themes of the sculptor is the relationship between Man and Nature: according to him, works of art have the capacity to recall this beautiful harmony, now broken, and to awaken the desire to return to the source, but through the strength and progress of civilization. In this perspective, Ashot Gevorgyan develops the idea of the happy marriage of opposites, a kind of coinciding oppositorum in sculpture: indeed, the main line of his compositions is the creation of a dynamic equilibrium by the juxtaposition of contrasts, as well at the level of concepts, than of the treatment of forms and matter.
Ashot Gevorgyan’s artistic approach is characterized, in principle, by the movement from the material to the idea and not the other way around. According to him, the touch of certain irrationality is necessary to transform any form into an aesthetic expression.
Art historian (EPHE, Paris)