Born in 1968 in Yerevan, Armenia, Tigran Asatryan has long held a special place in modern Armenian painting. His work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Beirut, Moscow, Istanbul, Copenhagen and Cairo and examples of his paintings are held in many major collections.
A significant aspect of Asatryan’s pictorial language is the softness of his colour tones, which evoke the sensation of touch. Surreal narratives are suffused with fairy-tale iconography, the shining elements of Asatryan’s art. Such extraordinary literary subjects range from Biblical references, with angels and lions, to Greek myths, with congresses between satyrs and nymphs.