SIRARPI HEGHINIAN WALZER

My abstract work springs both from meditations on nature and from memories that are distilled into single dramatic moments. The energetic surfaces imply an ongoing tension between freedom and containment, edging the viewer closer to that place where chaos can erupt into clarity.

Using oils and acrylics, inks and pastels, I draw, scrawl, scrape and paint on canvas and wood surfaces that are rich in layers of handmade and recycled papers, fabric, wood and other found materials. The layers of my collages ooze with life as I fix a moment of time.

Sirarpi’s artwork is in many collections nationally and internationally. She has received awards and exhibited her work, including installations, in galleries throughout Europe and the United States. She lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts.

In Europe, Sirarpi worked with artists Andrej Woron, Milan Knížák, and Peter Erskine, and in the USA, with Timothy Harney and Ati Gropius, among others. 

Sirarpi studied biomedical systems engineering at Boston University, painting and stage design at the Academy for Fine Arts “Die Etage” in Berlin, Germany.

Sirarpi's art reflects on the ephemeral and flux of existence. Thriving and decaying, colorful and dark, alluring and foreboding, her work incarnates the paradoxes of nature. Her choice of materials and tactile marks speak to the dualities of life. 

 

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