Fair Director’s Pick: Varouján Hovakimyan
As part of our ongoing series highlighting exceptional artists showing in The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, we asked Los Angeles Fair Director Nicole Garton to select the artists she is most excited for people to discover. This week, she shares her insights into her latest pick.
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Fair Director’s Pick for the Week of September 6
“Varouján Hovakimyan is an Armenian artist, based in Los Angeles, whose abstract paintings are as alive with movement and gesture as they are brimming with ideas. For Varouján, though, his artistic practice is less about conveying specific thoughts that can be understood through mental faculties; rather, he’s using color, form, and mark-making to help the viewer feel the thoughts he’s expressing.”
As Nicole forms her recommendations, she is considering key aspects of an artist’s work that demand special recognition—whether it be a fully articulated style that is unique and arresting, a mastery of technical skill that reveals an uncommon talent, or a strong underpinning of ideas that is fresh and provocative. It is our hope this this series will help you discover an artist whose works you really love.
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