Shant's Personal Statement
My Paintings of Contemporary Art are inspired from the periods of the 19th, 20th and 21st Century of Modern Art.
The Genres of Art I am influenced by in my Paintings come from Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, and the free Avant Garde painters of the 1950's and 60"s referred to as the Abstract Expressionists.
My inspiration to paint the subjects of Still lifes, Figurative and Landscape paintings come from artists as Vincent Van Gogh,
Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Lucian Freud.
Artists have often influenced each other, and I believe the most notable aspect in creating a Painting is when the Artist can reveal in each brushmark the play of Light, Value of Color, and Composition together.
I have been painting for 22 years while receiving appreciative acceptances from Curators and Gallery Directors from the East Coast. I have exhibited in several cities in the East Coast of United States, along with exhibitions in the Chelsea District of Manhattan New York.
Now living in the West Coast I have been notable for selling Art and exhibiting in numerous occasions at the San Diego Art Institute of the Living Artists, Del Mar Art Center, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, Gallery 104 in San Clemente and now the Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach. I have also attained honorable mentions and awards from Art Juried competitions as Bonita Museum, North Park Art Festival, La Jolla Art Association, and North County Society of Fine Arts while working at Sea World.