Today we’d like to introduce you to Armineh Hovanesian.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Being an introvert, creativity was my only outlet of “expressing” what I wanted to say. I have been creating from a very young age; however, the world of mobile photography/mobile art gave me the tools I needed to further manifest my thoughts into reality. Since I lack in communication skills, creating is my language. I am a late-blooming photographer.
Please tell us about your art.
I am mainly a mobile photographer and also create mobile art images. The love of photography and art has always been very prominent in my life, and that admiration has been very deeply rooted in my very essence of being. I would say that my experiences have played a role in helping me see the way I do! The “eye” behind the lens shoots a moment which resonates with his or her psychological narrative. We are all products of our past and the baggages we carry within. As a photographer, I look beyond the subject, and if I have the luxury, I may be able to see through the veil and capture a glimpse of the reality. My work captures a brief moment in time. The ephemeral, transitory, fleeting seconds we tend to forget.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national, or international events and issues affect your art?
Artists are the most important members of the society because they help us to envision our thought that may not be tolerated in the social and political paradigm of our society. As Leonardo DaVinci said, “Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to the generations of the world.”
The local, national, and international events and issues do affect our psyche as artists. Artists are responsible for unearthing the truth as we see things in a totally different way. We record history for future generations.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have a web page, a Facebook page, and three Instagram accounts. I sell my work through my web page where people can contact me. I do not mass produce my work as I print them in a series of 10 or 20. The best support people can give artists is by appreciating and purchasing their artwork.
- Website: www.armineh-photography.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @armineh29, @armineh_sees_in_blackandwhite, @armineh_mobileart
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/armineh-photography