araxie kutchukian

  • araxie kutchukian,  modern art

    Beyond By Araxie Kutchukian with Mark M. Whelan

    Araxie’s body of work questions the boundaries of reality, exploring notions of space, the surreal and the potential of the found image, evoking a sense of disquiet and nostalgia. After studying painting at Wimbledon College of Art, Araxie’s first commission took her to Armenia. Inspired by her experience as the Costume and Set Designer of ‘Sayat Nova’ opera in Yerevan, her work has been influenced by the functions of the stage and the contrived environment that it creates, as well as the visual signature of Eastern European theatrical folk characters and traditional costumes. Within her work, contemporary interiors contrast with the rich and dramatic Armenian landscape of her cultural heritage.…