The Bob van Orsouw Gallery presents the first larger solo exhibition by the Armenian artist Armen Eloyan (born 1966). Armen Eloyan became known to the Swiss public through his works on paper at the group exhibition “Villa Jelmini” (2006) in the Kunsthalle Bern. On display at Bob van Orsouw are works from the cycle “Comic-related Paintings”. “Eloyan’s artistic intention is rooted in a desire basic to the tradition of painting, namely, depicting the relationship between volume, space, shadow and light as balanced forces. The fact that he helps himself to a depository of easily readable comic figures not only makes up the originality of his pictorial vocabulary, but also its irony. Especially in the large-scale paintings it is not the horizon that determines the spatial lines of force but the characters’ empty gaze.” (Excerpt of a statement on Armen Eloyan by Birgid Uccia at the gallery’s website). Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Löwenbräu Areal, Zürich/Switzerland. Season opening, August 25, 2006.
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