About the Artist
Vera Arutyunyan was born on June 28, 1958 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1991 Vera moved to United States and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
She is an abstract expressionist artist with a flow of the figurative expressions, all emotionally and spiritually charged.
Vera’s works show roughly executed surfaces that combine her dreams as well as her concepts of reality through radiant colors and are left to the viewer to identify with their emotions and interpret artist’s intensions.
Vera Arutyunyan is a graduate of Yerevan State University. Since early childhood, Vera demonstrated artistic talents, however, with her strong technical inclinations and love of outdoors, after graduating from school, Vera decided to become a geologist. While working with a group of geologists in the mountainous Armenia, she did not waste any time capturing the beauty of her surroundings on papers. As Vera stated in one of her conversations with friends, she could not pass the opportunity to take the medium and use its language to communicate her deepest emotional and philosophical perceptions and feelings about the world she lives in and herself to people who, like herself, seek understanding of the wonders of natural creation and being human.
Since her move to United States in the beginning of 1990s, Vera found herself even more captivated by stronger yearning to communicate her emotional state about her being a stranger among strangers, her fears, her struggles to adapt to all that was so new and unknown to her. Painting became the very tool of her inner outcry. Since then, she feels, she’s been possessed by many thousands and more of those moments when all her inner visions and emotions about the world and herself were crying out loud to come out and be heard. Words of the soul that is looking for philosophical and religious answers of what lies deep within human psyche, words of despair in the world in which we strangely at home and yet lost at the same time. Words of powerful love for life, for God and spirituality: emotional words so natural and powerful, that could only be expressed through paintings hoping to be understood, obtain identity and significance, become securely existent.