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"Karen Ohanyan: Sevan" Exhbition Opening at CCA

February 05, 2021
On February 5, 2021, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) presented the exhibition "Karen Ohanyan: Sevan," at the Center's "Eagle" Gallery, featuring one of the recent significant series by the painter, never presented before.

In the contemporary art scene of post-Soviet Armenia (especially of 2000s), Karen Ohanyan’s every single new work or series has been both urgent and relevant with a precise discourse: whether it is political, social, or pure artistic. Despite having a stylistic resemblance with the general oeuvre of the artist, each of these works boldly stands out from his earlier pieces.

Today the artist reconsiders painting in accordance with the recently evolving vector, which is not only limited only to, but is affected by modern technologies as well. In this sense, the value of his paintings transcends the boundaries of Armenian fine art and can be considered a local interpretation of Western painting tradition. Despite its title, the series is not about the famous mountainous lake in particular; it is more about contemporary painting, its traditions and issues today.

The exhibition will last till May 23, 2021. It not only reveals one of the most extraordinary Armenian painters of our time, but also gives an opportunity to contemplate about contemporary painting in the context of nowness. In the alarming dynamics of modern days this exhibition can become an isle of not rushing and slow communicating with arts, in dialogue with Karen Ohanyan’s paintings-landscapes.

The entrance is free.
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