2013 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Angin Ovanesyan

North Providence RI USA
The central figure in my art is a woman -- her feelings, emotions, relationships, and perception of the world. My paintings celebrate women: their inner and outer beauty; their past, present, and future. At times, my art is about loneliness in the cold and complex world, but more often it is about love and happiness.

Love, conflicting with the ordinary and victorious over it, all-encompassing and intense: This is the main philosophy of my art. I often address love as a state of serenity and happiness over day-to-day encounters. I refer to love not only in describing the relationship between woman and man, but as a global concept given to us from above.

Although I accept and appreciate realistic art, I believe that it is only through symbolic and abstract art that I can truthfully express my perception of the world and my philosophical understanding of it. I create my images from imagination, reflecting the surrounding world through my subconscious.

When the routine of everyday life rushes into my paintings, it disturbs the peace by destroying space and deforming lines, forms, and figures. Broken forms and vibrating colors on the flat surface of the painting is an intuitive expression of struggle: constant struggle between the longing for harmony and inability of reaching it; fight between the soul’s aspirations and the forces of the world crushing them.
© Angin Ovanesyan | Loneliness 3541
2013 Painting | Loneliness
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches, 2013
© Angin Ovanesyan | Empty Feelings 3543
2013 Painting | Empty Feelings
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2013
© Angin Ovanesyan | Explanation 3544
2013 Painting | Explanation
Oil on Canvas, 34 x 22 inches, 2013
© Angin Ovanesyan | Encounter 3545
2013 Painting | Encounter
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 26 inches, 2013