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  • Herach Karapetian (1943/2006)
  •  » untitled 2005 « 
  • oil on canvas
  • 115 cm x 150 cm
  • signed by hand on the canvas

Herach Karapetian was an Iranian-Armenian artist who resided in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was the prototype of a « mad artist ». He was an eccentric and was known for his outbursts, he was one of the most extraordinary artists of our century and a dear and troubled soul. Herach was a scary and unpredictable man. Herach’s work consistent with some recurring themes and images. First, her images reflect her pure, almost childish love of colors and all their vibrant powers and possibilities. The colors of his works genuinely dance on the canvas to a melody of their own and seem to bring light to any space they are in. Herach was also fascinated by the essence of women in both form and spirit. He was consumed by conflicting ideologies of God, religion, and notions of right and wrong, and he saw women as the most amazing of God’s creations. There is a strange resemblance in the faces of the women he portrays in his paintings and according to those who are closest to him this is no coincidence. It is believed that the infidelity of a particular woman in her life is what led to her insanity. This same woman is present in almost all of his paintings depicted in awesome beauty and often in the form of a Greek goddess. Ironically, although this infidelity may have irreparably scarred Herach, it also served to inspire his creativity in a body of work. Stylistically, Herach was a surrealist and a master in water color techniques. As he grew older he turned to oil as he believed he was a more eternal medium; He preferred painting on canvas rather than paper because of its resilience and longevity. He often used an intricate combination of geometric patterns and colors as an extension of traditional Persian mosaics. He died in poverty but will eternally enrich our lives with colorful images of beauty embedded in time, mysticism and truth. His paintings remind us that true freedom lies in oneness with nature, love, time and beauty.

Herach Karapetian (1943/2006)

Herach KARAPETIAN (1943--2006) His work (though diverse and multi faceted) consistent of some recurring themes and images. First and foremost, his images reflect his pure, almost child-like love of colors and all their powers and vibrant possibilities. The colors in his works veritably dance on the canvas to a melody of their own and seem to bring light to whatever space they are in. 

Stylistically, Herach was a surrealist and a master in water color techniques. As he aged he turned to oil as he believed it was a more eternal medium; he preferred painting on canvas rather than paper due to its resiliency and longevity. He often used complex combination of geometric patterns and colors as an extension of traditional Persian Mosaics.

He died in poverty but will everlastingly enrich our lives with colorful images of beauty embedded in time, mysticism, and truth. His paintings remind us that the real freedom lies in unity with nature, love, time, and beauty.

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Dimensions 4 x 150 x 115 cm
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