For me, Armenia is a very old lady with a very old story and not the easiest one and that has saw a lot in her life, struggled a lot but you see the beauty of it still.
I think the day you stop doubting you kind of stop moving on, so everyday I question myself where I’m going and how I can push it forward.
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan’s solo career in art started in 1976, when he was 10 years old, growing up in Armenia and was asked to exhibit his work in the Yerevan Museum of Modern Art. Since then, he has worked incredibly hard to develop a personal style that is as compassionate as it is critical. Today, he is known around the world for his work, which reflects on and calls into question certain subjectivities which characterize modern contemporary times, mainly technology. He says that for those pursuing art as a professional path, they should be very honest with themselves about why it is something they want and what aspects they’re willing to compromise on. Having been born and raised in Armenia, he has quite a complex relationship with the country and its contemporary art scene. The advantages for young people studying art today in Armenia are its ancient cultural heritage spanning thousands of years, and also its modern position as a country somewhat off the beaten path. However, it is important that artists assert themselves.