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 Life , 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 brush mark 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.