Painting vs. Photography – hyperrealism paintings of Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
Armenian born and New York based painter, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan’s passion for art started at the tender age of 4, when he would pass time drawing and painting with water-colors.
After switching to oil paintings a year later, Tigran’s life got changed forever when he was discovered by art critic Henrik Iguitian and plummeted into the world of a child prodigy. At the age of 10, Tigran experienced his first exhibition which began in his home-town of Yerevan, Armenia and continued in countries such as Spain, Russia, Japan and the USA.
Tigran, who was educated in the Fine Art Academy of Yerevan as well as the ECAV in Switzerland, considers his iconic style to be a combination of a classic technique with a contemporary edge, that is often compared to hyperrealism. Tigran’s current works are centered on the idea that the world in which we live in is experiencing a ‘technological renaissance.’
His interest lies in capturing the steady flow of information that we are bombarded with through the internet, T.V. and social media within a still moment through his paintings-a moment that forces the viewer to stop and experience the combination of old world techniques with new world ideas.
Described as ‘absolutely stunning’, ‘haunting’ and ‘incredibly realistic’ by various critics and art publications, Tigran’s career is quickly developing into that of a modern art sensation.