The Artist

Gagik Manoukian was born in 1952 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1976 he graduated from the College of Fine Arts after P.Terlemezyan. Since 1982 he has been a member of the Association of Artists of Armenia. The roots of Armenian art and culture, as well as the best traditions of Armenian avant-garde, especially Martiros Saryan’s shapes and colors, underlie the art of Gagik Manoukian. His composi-tions reflect various directions of modern art, such as cubism, expressionism and abstract art.

 

Manoukian’s paintings display a wide range of different styles. The sunlight penetrates through the picturesque colours of landscapes and lyrical abstract compositions, emphasizing the artist’s unique love of depicting light. He created a world of dynamic compositions of paintings due to the unique contrast and delicate transitions of color tones. The artist is often inspired by female beauty, depicting it with all its psychological impact and in vivid colors. Manoukian is keen on the innovations and paintings with unrestrained and vivid colours. His compositions are heart-felt and express the complicated essence of human psychology and meditation in the modern times in a very extraordinary way.

 

Gagik Manoukian has lived and painted in Czech Republic since 1996, as well as cooperated with MIRO Gallery in Berlin and Prague. Manoukian’s paintings can be found in a number of countries all over the world, public and private collections.Gagik Manoukian has lived and painted in Czech Republic since 1996, as well as cooperated with MIRO Gallery in Berlin and Prague. Manoukian’s paintings can be found in a number of countries all over the world, public and private collections.

 

Personal exhibitions:

 

1980 – the Palace of Youth, Yerevan, Armenia

1986 – the House of Journalists, Yerevan, Armenia

1990 – Galerվa Mundial, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1991 – the Third Eye Gallery, Boston, USA

1994, 1995 – MIRO Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1998 – MIRO Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1998 – MIRO Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

1999 – Moscow House of Nationalities, Russia

2000 – MIRO Gallery, Snina, Slovakia

2002 – the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split, Croatia

2003 – Personal exhibition in Berlin, Germany

2004 – Personal exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic

2006 – Personal exhibition in Oslo, Norway  

2008 – Exhibition in the Castle Allingawier, Friesland, the Netherlands

2009 – MIRO Gallery, Czech painters’ exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 – Exhibition in Slovakian 1st TV channel gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia  

2012 – Personal Exhibition in Armenia Artists' Union of Armenia 

 

Collective exhibitions:

 

1977– 2007 – in a number of cities: Boston, New York, Buenos Aires,  

 Moscow, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Valencia and Prague.

2001 – BASF House Exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic

2002 – MIRO Galleries in Bratislava and Snina, Slovakia

2002 – Historisches Rathaus, Deidesheim, Germany

 

Prizes:

 

1996 – the Masaryk Academy of Fine Arts, Prague

1999 – the Franz Kafka European Artists’ Circle Diploma

2000 – the Salvador Dali Art Award