UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan @ Allouche Gallery



Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, The Crowd III, 2006, Oil on 45 cardboards. Image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery opens its doors to the exhibition, UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan ~ new work of black & white portraits.

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Alone II, 2015, Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

The Armenian-born, New York-based visual artist, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, unveils new works of large-scale paintings of women’s faces, covered but not hidden.

The artist “is especially interested in how people interact in this new era of technology and social media. His images of mirrors suggest a close examination of self, and yet the hands held to the face in many pieces shield the subject from outright observation.”

Tsitoghdzyan “toys with art’s ability to turn humans into myths, women into chimeras, and the consequences that can arise from such an alchemy.” And to add to the complexity of the work, Tsitoghdzyan has included his wife in the images, “infusing their artistic exchange with the residue of art historical relations between male artists and their female muses.”

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Mirror Metamorphosis III Crowded, 2018, Mixed Media on Paper. Image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Born in Armenia in 1976, by the age of ten, over one-hundred of Tsitoghdzyan’s childhood paintings were chosen by Henrik Iguityan to be displayed in a solo exhibition in Armenia. These works then traveled on to the U.S., Russia, Japan and Spain. Ten years after that, he migrated to Europe and on to the U.S. in 2009.

UNCANNY Featuring Tigran Tsitoghdzyan will have an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 9th from 6-9pm at Allouche Gallery, 82 Gansevoort Street, NYC.  The exhibition will be on view to July 8, 2018.