Paintings and Mixed-Media Assemblage by Anahid Aslanyan
“The painting is a vehicle of expression, a magical process, the artist being a vessel or channel for the muse. I rarely impose my ideas on the painting, but let the painting tell me what it needs. This intuitive process is what makes art-making so exciting and unpredictable. I sometimes use drawings, photographs I take, collage and found objects, but all in the service of the vision that is presenting itself at the moment and changing as it completes itself. I embrace a style that can be called Mystical Realism. Art-making connects me to my soul and spirit, and I hope the viewer can do some of the same.”
Anahid Aslanyan is an Armenian/American artist born in Iran. She lives and work in San Francisco and she has made art since childhood. Anahid believes in her vision without following trends or fashion. She was part of the artist’s community living in the historic Goodman Building in San Francisco in the early eighties, where she also exhibited her work.
Anahid obtained her BFA from the San Franciso Art Institute in 1988, although her work has been shown and published since 1978. She has also exhibited Internationally in Armenia and the Czech Republic. She works with acrylics, mixed-media, collage and assemblage.
Nature is the strongest inspiration for her work. She describes it as art that comes from the spirit, exploring the dream universe of the soul.
For more information about her work visit her website: www.anahida-creations.weebly.com
To see her artistic processes, musings, etc., visit her blog: www.anahida-creations.blogspot.co.uk
art-making, creativity, emotions, mystical realism, painting