The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the Czech Republic and Jakubska Gallery in Prague are organizing the Art Exhibition “Moving Fragments“ of the works of Narek Van from Armenia.
The art of Narek Van is multilayered, fusing a variety of approaches where the Line, the Color, the Ornament, the Magic, and the Poetry remain dominant. Young and talented artist’s style can hardly confine itself to one school or method, and increasingly strives toward magical realism.
The Opening of the exhibition will take place on the 15th of February, 2017, from 18.30-20.30.
The Exhibition will run from the 16th to 21st of February, 2017 in Galerie Jakubska, New Impressionism – Jakubská 4- 110 00, Praha 1 – Staré Město. Tel: +420 224 827 926,
e-mail: email@example.com,www.facebook.com/GALERIE.JAKUBSKA; www.galeriejakubska.com
Working hours of the gallery are 10:00-18:00.
Artist Narek Van was born in Armenia in 1985, in a family of artists. Narek has inherited his love toward art from his grandfather, Hovhannes Sharambeyan – a People’s Artist of the Armenian Soviet Republic – whose cultural work has significantly influenced the development of the artist’s worldview
Themed “The Tale of Fragments,” the first solo exhibition of the young artist took place in 2015 in the “Dalan Art” Gallery of Yerevan, presenting 24 of his works and one animated short film. That same year, Narek Van participated in the Young Artists Republican Exhibition at the Artists Union of Armenia and held a number of single artwork exhibition-evenings. In 2015 and 2016, he has been a member of the Best Concept and Public Award jury panels of the ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan.
The circle of creation of Narek Van can be seen as one entirety, and the selection of themes stand out through their diversity and depth. Narek Van has his distinct style which – refusing to confine itself to one school or method – increasingly strives toward magical realism.
His series of visions of imaginary cities is remarkable. Central among them is his own small fictional city, Narekavan. In his work, Narek Van regularly alludes to themes from the Old Testament, as well as to allegories with fictional-legendary, life, and social meaning, aptly combining these in the realm of his creation.
His art is expressive, endowed with elastic diversity. Each piece opens a window to a sophisticated and rich world, filled with dynamism and movement, coupled with a vibrant palette that exudes bold expression and emotion.