Armen Agop
Born in 1969 in Cairo, Egypt. Lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy.
Armen Agop studied both painting and sculpture, yet he was always intrinsically more attracted to the latter. While Agop began working with media such as wood, resin and plaster, his current preference for the seductive material of black granite has become a significant feature of his work. The material density of its colour emphasises aesthetic form without drawing attention to the surface. The granite acts as a blank canvas that retains some of this neutrality even after its transformation into smooth and elegant orbs. Agop has been exhibited at several international institutions including the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar; the Bahrain National Museum in Manama, Bahrain; the Museo Diocesano in Catania, and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM) in Rome. Italy. His work has been included in the Beijing International Art Biennale in China and the Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale in Japan. In 2013, Agop was awarded the Presidential Medal of the Italian Republic at the 40th edition of the Sulmona Prize for Contemporary Art in Sulmona, Italy.
Armen Agop, 'Untitled', Internal Gravity series, 2012, Black granite, Unique, 44 x 44 x 18.5 cm, Courtesy Selma Feriani Gallery

Artists 2014