M. & H. Arslanian Djemaran Principal Dickran Jinbashian spoke in French about the artwork at display during during this exhibition categorizing them into 3 groups:
- Les Ménines inspired by Las Meninas of Diego Velázquez
- Heroes of folk tales
- Human relations
He added that each artist tries to convey through their work either a thought or an emotion; and indeed, we see either thoughts or emotions speaking to us genuinely and sincerely through Boudloukian’s work.
A number of her sculptures are a representation of folk tale heroes whom bring to her joyful and enthusiastic memories from her childhood. She had revived her favorite heroes by sculpting them as she had envisioned them and sketched their images in her memories.
Bouldounkian had started to conceive her “Les Ménines”, after visiting Museo del Prado in Madrid and The Museu Picasso in Barcelona.
Through her experience, Berjon creates contemporary artwork using either bronze, resin, clay (terracotta), or sandstone.
Bouldoukian said she had given privilege to the “group” over the individual creating sculptures that include 2, 3, or 4 individuals to make one whole unit.
She ended her word stating that with this exhibition, this phase of her creative adventure ends, and a new one begins.
The exhibition continues until June 18. The Hamazkayin Art Gallery is open every day except Sundays from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm.