To coincide with Singapore Art Week, Opera Gallery is thrilled to present the unique art of Tigran Tsitoghdzyan. For the occasion, an exclusive curated selection of feature pieces is associated with the artist’s latest productions.
Although very realistic and seemingly inspired by photo-manipulations, Tigran’s Mirror paintings are a slow, strenuous process. Most of the time during the creative process, he paints without any reference picture. The artist contemplates how our society has become obsessed with selfportrait and how the life we relay on social media is distorted. Today, selfportraiture is an integral part of our culture, it is accessible to anyone. Tigran is fascinated by how we choose to overexpose our lives online and the way we use filters to enhance our portraits. We edit, manipulate visual and textual messages to show a specific image of ourselves, and discard the rest. Thus, Tigran questions our relationship with an ever-evolving reality altered by a constant flow of new aesthetics. The
artist paints faces, unfiltered, piercing through closed hands – the natural gesture for hiding one’s face.
Born in 1976 in Yerevan, Armenia, oil painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan now lives in New York, US. Attracted by painting and drawing for as long as he can remember, Tigran discovered oil painting at the early age of five, and was captivated from then. His first solo exhibition occurred at the age of ten, and was curated by Henrik Iguityan, founder of the Modern Art and the Children’s Art Museum in Armenia. It featured no less than 103 oil paintings. The show gathered so much attention that it travelled to many countries, including the US, Russia, Japan or Spain. Ten paintings subsequently entered the collection in the Children’s Art Museum in Yerevan.
Venue: Opera Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, #02-16 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
When: 22 Jan - 7 Feb 2021,