"Scream in silence"
Zara Ayroumyan , Yerevan Modern Art Museum
I think the time when Abstract Art was considered beyond one’s grasp has long passed.
Born in the last century, a time of scientific discoveries, social and spiritual disturbances, and was referred to as “the art of the élite”, today, discrepant, conflicting, often incomprehensible, sometimes even strange, Abstract Artworks continue to exert their attractiveness, their magnetic force and influence over the onlooker. But of course, it matters who the artist is, one who has her/his own ideas, own point, individual temperament, who can awaken our minds and feelings, our imagination and associative thinking. The creations of such a master thrusts the limits of pure professionalism, artistic aims and purposes and gives the onlooker a chance to become a part of the creative process, to become submerged in the aesthetic pleasure.
Varteni Mosdichian. This name isn’t very familiar presently to Yerevan art lovers. Born in Istanbul and studying at an Austrian Gymnasium and later in the United Stated, she created her own world of abstraction. Cognizant of the processes which was taking place in contemporary art world, she has found her own language, her colors, her type of painting. The path affirming her creative individuality is full of various experiences and quests, discoveries and of course, spiritual search.
Her early creations, realistic, sturdily-built images, ordinary connections between the objects have given way to pure feelings, spiritual concepts, abstract lines and forms and, very importunately, to improvisation. The latter has activated her imagination, reappraised her previous experiences and liberated her intuitive foundation.
Varteni belongs to that special strong woman-artist type, for which painting is not mere profession. It is her mode of life, meaning and matter of her existence: “… my art screams in silence, slashing the apathy of emotions in the worlds of advertisements and entertainment where merely design and décor reign, and where “what sells” and “homogenized art” rules”…
Varteni comes to Armenia from time to time, but such is the reality that deep in her soul and mind she always realizes the honor and responsibility of being Armenian. The evidence of this are her canvases “Arevabar” and “Lusavar”, “Anahit’s Lace” and “The name of Moon is Lusin”.
I hope that artist’s personal exhibition in Yerevan’s Modern Art Museum henceforward will become the symbol of her more stable bond with the Motherland. Our art lovers must be acquainted with Varteni’s art, because acquaintance is the first step to love. Isn’t it?