Karo Alexanian

Karo Alexanian

Renowned Artist Renowned Artist

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Monrmoiron (84), France
25 works

Born during the Soviet era, Karo Alexanian initially drew his inspiration from Slavic and Eastern European culture. He lived in the Russian capital for 17 years and deepened his art there by drawing on the riches contained in museums from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

But in search of new horizons and new cultures, he settled in Quebec, an intermediary place between Europe and North America. There he benefited from the freedom of expression that he was deprived of in the Soviet Union, to develop and disseminate his art.

He has joined various Canadian galleries and has been exhibiting his work there for more than 20 years. Eager for more cultural and artistic discoveries, he moved to the South of France, where he has been living and working for almost 5 years.

Because Karo Alexanian believes in the power of painting and its necessity to carry our cultural baggage, he paints based on observation, the study of the environment, the integration of the culture in which he is immersed. He assiduously frequents museums and artistic and cultural centres to return to transpose during his studio work what seems to him to be the primitive essence of the human being: the sacredness of life. In this sense, he practises a metaphysical art.

Karo Alexanian has always tried to reproduce what he sees and observes using a variety of lines, colours and textures. When he observes a particular subject, he tries to generalize the forms, to liberate the essential and to transform it into signs. Karo Alexanian wants to conjugate this sign, make a link with his conventional designation in order to create a new visual and intellectual unity.

Karo Alexanian also tries to highlight the great link between primitive art and contemporary art nouveau. He tries to find in his work a spiritual aspect that he finds absent from the artistic expression of our time by creating works in a contemporary and universal dimension where he renews the use of acrylic and where he gives back its letters of nobility to the handmade work. In order to achieve true art, an artist must sacrifice himself and lead a life of deep observation with the ultimate goal of delivering to humanity his feeling for nature and his knowledge of human essence.

Graduated from the Yerevan School of Fine Arts in 1979.

Solo exhibitions :

2018
House of Arts Rostov, Russia

2017
House of Arts Krasnodar, Russia

2016
Thompson Landry Gallery

2012
Thompson Landry Gallery

2009
Gevik Gallery, Toronto

2007
Valentine's Gallery, Montreal

2007
Gevik Gallery, Toronto

2005
- Gevik Gallery, Toronto
- C.C.A. Montréal

2004

Valentine's Gallery, Montreal

2003
Gevik Gallery, Toronto

2002
Gevik Gallery, Toronto

2000
Valentine's Gallery, Montreal

1996
- Vienna, Austria
- House of Arts, Moscow

1994
Eckes Gallery, Mainz, Germany

Group exhibitions :

2019
Spring l'harmattan Gallery

2018
- Galerie Thompson Landry
- Spring/Fall Galerie l'Harmattan, Baie-Saint-Paul

2000 - 2017
- Winter Galerie Valentin, Montreal
- Spring Galerie Valentin, Montreal
- Spring/Fall Galerie l'Harmattan, Baie-Saint-Paul

2002 - 2017
Gevik Gallery, Toronto

2002 - 2004 - 2007
Armenian Artists of Montreal

2001
- Canadian Armenian artists, Toronto, Detroit, New York

1983 - 1997
Moscow

Karo Alexanian's artwork

Figure stylisée III
Figure stylisée III
$3,595
Acrylic painting (61 x 61 cm)
Inclination
Inclination
$3,654
Acrylic painting (91 x 91 cm)
Concentration
Concentration
$2,740
Acrylic painting (35 x 58 cm)
Fusion VII
Fusion VII
$6,070
Acrylic painting (116 x 90 cm)
Fusion VI
Fusion VI
$6,247
Acrylic painting (122 x 90 cm)
Nature vivante
Nature vivante
$1,591
Acrylic painting (25 x 29 cm)
Fusion V
Fusion V
$8,605
Oil painting (162 x 130 cm)
En harmonie
En harmonie
$6,365
Acrylic painting (100 x 116 cm)
Fusion
Fusion
$8,045
Acrylic painting (152 x 121 cm)
Messages
Messages
$1,326
Acrylic painting (20 x 25 cm)
L'imposante
L'imposante
$2,181
Acrylic painting (32 x 42 cm)
Personnage masque
Personnage masque
$1,562
Acrylic painting (25 x 29 cm)
Personnage spirituel
Personnage spirituel
$2,740
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Nature vivante
Nature vivante
$1,326
Acrylic painting (20 x 25 cm)
Personnage théâtral III
Personnage théâtral III
$5,894
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Visage
Visage
$1,326
Acrylic painting (20 x 25 cm)
Portait
Portait
$2,711
Acrylic painting (31 x 61 cm)
L'imposante I
L'imposante I
$3,536
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Personnage spectaculaire
Personnage spectaculaire
$3,683
Acrylic painting (38 x 91 cm)
Figure stylisée
Figure stylisée
$3,124
Acrylic painting (45 x 61 cm)
Adoration
Adoration
$3,566
Acrylic painting (40 x 89 cm)
L'homme temle
L'homme temle
$3,654
Acrylic painting (91 x 91 cm)
Tension
Tension
$3,536
Acrylic painting (60 x 76 cm)
Deux planètes inconnues
Deux planètes inconnues
$6,011
Acrylic painting (121 x 100 cm)
Miniature III
Miniature III
Sold
Mixed media (11 x 15 cm)

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