New York-based artist and painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan creates beautiful, large-scale portraits that are a haunting combination of the hyperrealism and surreality. His series, Mirrors, showcases a collection of faces covered by superimposed transparent layers of hands that modify and distract. The pieces show how people interact in this new era of technology and social media.
Tsitoghdzyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1976. By the age of ten Tigran’s work was chosen to be displayed in a solo exhibition by Henrik Iguityan, founder and director of both the Modern Art Museum and Children’s Art Museum, based in Yerevan. The exhibition featured over 100 of Tigran’s paintings and also exhibited in Spain, Russia, Japan and the US. He studied at Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts in 1999 and received a MA from Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais Artists in Switzerland in 2005.
Tsitoghdzyan’s talent for composition and balance within his artwork is complimented by a desire to push the boundaries of what art is capable of communicating. With his new investigation into the influences of social media on society, he forces viewers to stop and “experience the combination of old world techniques with new world ideas.” In doing so, he creates a portfolio that is as multifaceted as it is beautiful.