Atom Hovhanesyan

ATOM HOVHANESYAN
NY based artist since 2009, working primarily in oil and ink. Studied at the Art Students League, National Academy of NY and Grand Central Academy. Traditional choice of materials and medium, grind my own colors. In the abstract works: my goal is to create a unified atmosphere and sense of luminosity. Bits and pieces of forms from memory are utilized as building blocks for constructing the composition. There is no narrative or a specific reading, more of an epilogue that's open to interpretation, I'm trying to create a space complex enough and compelling enough to act as a point of departure, while retaining the often accidental mystery and painterly energy.
Short autobiography written by Atom Hovhanesyan
- artbyatom.com
Yes,
As a faithful and respectful learner, then successor of legendary master’s vision, style and performance, loved very much traditional choice of medium and ground his own colors. And after colossal dedication to art, some times, 72 hours non stop painting or drawing, unintentionally or maybe subconsciously created unique, unrepeatable style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings, never observed before.
Below, are Atom’s own understanding and description of his art works in these particular two styles:
“Through Division to Expression”
Influenced by post impressionism with cubist approach to composition. The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support challenging the viewer’s perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven in to the fabric of the plane and space warps in to the figure. In the painting process repetitive almost automatic application of the crosshatched lines allows the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition, there is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflict between subconscious and self-conscious.
Drawings in ink: Worked with ink with the same approach, because of the fine lines unique to this medium and the texture that arises from multiple built up layers of cross hatched lines allowed me to focus on light and texture and the feel of the drawings ended up being quite different from the paintings.
“LINE, PATTERN IN CHAOS”
Ink drawings. The seemingly chaotic application of lines ( cross hatches) is intentional, I'm trying to follow in line of the post divisionist paintings, creating a unified fabric of the plane, modeling with parallel hatch marks would go against this, and would make it more of a plastic approach, and would emphasize the distinction of background foreground. In short I'm trying to arrive at impressionistic use of ink as the medium with surreal or symbolic mindset.


Portfolio:

Through Division To Expression

“Through Division to Expression”
Influenced by post impressionism with cubist approach to composition. The goal here is to utilize the whole surface of the support challenging the viewer’s perception of negative space. Essentially divisionist, the figure/composition is woven in to the fabric of the plane and space warps in to the figure. In the painting process repetitive almost automatic application of the crosshatched lines allows the subconscious the opportunity to direct the composition, there is a tension between the desire to hide vs. the need to reveal, conflict between subconscious and self-conscious.

Study After Giorgione's Sleeping Venus “Study After Giorgione's Sleeping Venus”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in. Created in unique post divisionist technique, never observed before.

In Between “In Between”

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 88 x 2.0 in. Performed in unique post divisionist technique, created by Atom and never seen before.

Out. “Out.”

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 88 x 2.0 in. Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Mercy. “Mercy.”

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

At the foot of the mountain. “At the foot of the mountain.”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

The Castle “The Castle”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Wheat field with fence. “Wheat field with fence. ”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Bobok. “Bobok.”

"Bobok" is a short story By Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Lost. “Lost.”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Next wave will be the last. “Next wave will be the last.”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Black Monk. “Black Monk. ”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Ballerina. “Ballerina. ”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Black Mask. “Black Mask.”

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Monk by the see. “Monk by the see.”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Woman 3. “Woman 3.”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Woman “Woman”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Woman 4 “Woman 4”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Up. “Up.”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Harlequin. “Harlequin. ”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Wheat field with Cypress “Wheat field with Cypress”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Portrait of Annie Clark “Portrait of Annie Clark”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Landscape. “Landscape.”

Oil on Canvas, 33 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Portrait of St. Vinsent. “Portrait of St. Vinsent.”

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 28 x 22 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Bound “Bound”

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Black Monk 2, Conversation. “Black Monk 2, Conversation. ”

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 x 1.0 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 x 1.0 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Woman 1. “Woman 1.”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Fall Landscape With Two Trees. “Fall Landscape With Two Trees. ”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Woman 2. “Woman 2.”

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Study after Van Gogh's Wheat field with Crows. “Study after Van Gogh's Wheat field with Crows. ”

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Melancholy. “Melancholy. ”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 30 x 1.5 in.Oil on Canvas, Performed in unique unrepeatable technique, created by Atom, never observed before.

Line, Pattern in chaos.

As a faithful and respectful learner, then successor of legendary master’s vision, style and performance, loved very much traditional choice of medium and ground his own colors. And after colossal dedication to art, some times, 72 hours non stop painting or drawing, unintentionally or maybe subconsciously created unique, unrepeatable style and technique in post divisionism and ink drawings, never observed before.
Below, are Atom’s own understanding and description of his art works in this particular style:
“LINE, PATTERN IN CHAOS”
Ink drawings. The seemingly chaotic application of lines ( cross hatches) is intentional, I'm trying to follow in line of the post divisionist paintings, creating a unified fabric of the plane, modeling with parallel hatch marks would go against this, and would make it more of a plastic approach, and would emphasize the distinction of background foreground. In short I'm trying to arrive at impressionistic use of ink as the medium with surreal or symbolic mindset.

Madonna “Madonna”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 20 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 22 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 25 x 18 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 20 x 30 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 18 x 16 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 16.5 x 14.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 22.5 x 29.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Study After Modigliani's "Nu Couche" “Study After Modigliani's "Nu Couche"”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 28 x 38 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Lordly “Lordly”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 40 x 26 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Styx. “Styx.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 36 x 24 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Universe after. “Universe after.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 25.5 x 19 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Three (Seascape) “Three (Seascape)”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 26 x 40 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 22 x 28 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

And a Prayer. “And a Prayer.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 20.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 28 x 22 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 22 x 28 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 22.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Silhouette. “Silhouette. ”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 28 x 22 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Way Out. “Way Out.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 22.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30.5 x 22.5 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Universe Before. “Universe Before.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 22 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Whats left. “Whats left.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 24.75 x 19 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Window. “Window.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 40 x 26 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Mill. “Mill.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 26 x 40 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Violinist. “Violinist.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 26 x 40 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Thy View. “Thy View. ”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 40 x 26 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Lighthouse. “Lighthouse. ”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 26 x 40 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Silhouette 1. “Silhouette 1.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 40 x 26 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 24 x 36 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Doorman. “Doorman.”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 24 x 27 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Study After Leonardo's "Burlington Cartoon". “Study After Leonardo's "Burlington Cartoon".”

Ballpoint Pen on Paper, 30 x 22 created in unique, unrepeatable style and technique, never observed before.

Anuti-1 IPC “Anuti-1 IPC”

One of Atom's phenomenal Art creations, performed in absolutely original style and technique, never observed before.
IPC (In Privet Collections).

Movement and Rhythm (M&R)

MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM
“Trying to unite abstract rhythm of line with emotional impact of a figure In the latest abstract expressionist series, my goal is to continue the evolution of my initial painterly approach towards more atmospheric or surreal one. I wanted to still use line and gesture as the initial “scaffolding’ of the picture however in the latest series my aim is more towards creating depth and luminosity, and approach the issue from a storytelling point of view.”
Stated By Atom Hovhanesyan

Unknown, IPC “Unknown, IPC ”

In privet collection.

Portrait of Falconetti. “Portrait of Falconetti.”

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30. (A080)

Repose, NF. “Repose, NF.”

Oil on Canvas, 24x20.

Seated woman. “Seated woman.”

Oil on Canvas, 34x18

Silent. “Silent.”

Oil on Canvas, 34x18

Standing Woman. “Standing Woman.”

M&R 06-Standing Woman, Homage to Giacometti, oil on linen-81x40, aesthetically strange, I know, but I wanted to get the presence Giacometti's figures have. (2)

Untitled. “Untitled. ”

Oil on Canvas, (In Privet Collection)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 14x18. (A090)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 16x20 (A087)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 18x14 (A088)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 20x16 (A089)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 20x24 (A091)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 28x22 (A092)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A075)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A076)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A078)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A079)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A086)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 30x24 (A093)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 34x42 (A207)

Untitled. “Untitled.”

Oil on Canvas, 82x42.