The Child Factor
An International Art Exhibition
(February15 through September 15, 2021)
Ani Assatorian was born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She obtained her bachelor degree in translation but her future had a different carrier plan for her. She happened to stumble upon the fact that she had an innate sense of smell and understood complexities in olfactory notes. Soon she was discovered by a famous fragrance house and that was the beginning of an amazing career journey for her. She studied artistry of the scents to the deepest level which later on transformed from business to art and painting. She immigrated to the United States and started using her unique ability to paint and express her emotions towards different scents and create visual art pieces. Early on she knew she never wanted to follow guidelines, rather, to allow her imagination run wild and free. Thus the pull to modern and abstract art.
Painting is a negotiation with my subconscious. I particularly use scents and aromas to awaken my emotions and understanding towards a specific subject, then I turn my emotional states in to a piece of visual art .acrylic is my medium of choice .The process is a constant negotiation with my inner demons. I paint and they ruin it. A cycle of building and destroying, much like a tango takes place, thus resulting in multi-layers. This "tango" takes time until an agreement is reached. Then I can sign the piece.
Our childhood memories will always be part of us. Some good and colorful, some dark and complex .BUT ALL WE WANT AS A CHILD IS TO BE CONNECTED AND LOVED.
Art Description: This multi layer abstract art is inspired by the feelings that chewing a piece of bubble gum did to me, it opened a tiny window towards what's always hidden in all of us. Our childhood memories are never lost, they're hidden within colors and textures in our subconscious. The two figures in the painting is inspired by children's painting. Most kids draw themselves in the company of someone or something (lets say an animal , a tree or even an imaginary friend..) and that tell us the most essential need of any child which is TO BE CONNECTED AND LOVED.
Carrot Juice for War Child
A glimpse of hope in children's eyes during the horror of war.
Art Description: As a person who was born in Middle East and experienced war, I pushed all those emotions with my brush storks to create a bold statement . An open platform with loud and violent moves which comes to a delicate balance with the BLUE CIRCLE OF HOPE at the center of the painting. There is a hidden carrot underneath the big charcoal move at the right side of the painting which is aiming to create a bright and peaceful world with no war in it. The hope for peace is all around us with Orange and yellow moves.
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Portions of the art sale proceeds will go to these two charities. Click to learn more about their work.