“Contrastive Textures“, Tigran Sahakyan – Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany

Opening of the solo exhibition “Contrastive Textures“ of the Armenian artist Tigran Sahakyan at ‘Kulturwerk T66’ in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, on June 23rd at 7 p.m.

Tigran Sahakyan is the second Armenian artist of the international artists’ exchange program organized by Stiftung KulturDialog Armenien (Yerevan, Armenia), Atelier Mondial (Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland) and the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Freiburg in Breisgau.

Since January 2017, he is artist-in-residence at ‘Kunsthaus L6’ in Freiburg in Breisgau. In his first solo exhibition in Germany “Contrastive Textures” at ‘Kulturwerk T66’ from June 23rd to July 14th, 2017, Tigran Sahakyan presents six large scale paintings he created during his stay in Freiburg in Breisgau.

“Contrastive Textures” focusses on relief-like textures, which Sahakyan establishes on the surface of the canvas by applying paint in movement and action but also by his choice of material.

Smooth and coarse, matt and shiny, even surfaces in contrast to relief structures are the basic motives here which he creates thanks to his very individual way of painting. For his solo exhibition Sahakyan painted two groups of three works each which function like a triad.

The two groups complement each other in their motives and show Sahakyan’s development towards new contrasting effects and variations whilst maintaining his typical characteristics.

After the first exhibition of Armenian art (Arman Vahanyan: “Visual Formations”) at ‘Kulturwerk T66’ in 2016, this solo exhibition “Contrastive Textures” of Tigran Sahakyan is the second occasion for the German audience to get an insight into the contemporary Armenian art scene and discover one of its outstanding representatives.

Art lovers and visitors can get in contact with the artist Tigran Sahakyan on the occasion of his performance in the context of the exhibition at ‘Kulturwerk T66’ in Freiburg in Breisgau on July 9th, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Tigran Sahakyan: “Contrastive Textures”

23.05. – 14.07.2017
Kulturwerk T66
Talstraße 86
79102 Freiburg in Breisgau

Sunday, July 9th, 2017:

Sunday’s brunch at 11 a.m.; Performance of Tigran Sahakyan at Kulturwerk T66 at 11:30 a.m.

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