about artist


Vahan Ananyan is not like anyone and therefore difficult for an inexperienced spectator artist. He can be called a dreamer, philosopher, peacemaker. They see an archaist and innovator in it. But any definition remains powerless before the mystery of his work.

Vahan Ananyan was born on June 22, 1959 in Yerevan. Since childhood, fond of painting, preferring it to all other occupations. I got a professional idea of ​​drawing, building a composition, paints while studying for four years (from 1972 to 1976) in the workshop of the famous Armenian sculptor Sergey Stepanyan. Already in 1977, Vahan held the first solo exhibition in Yerevan. It was followed by two more exhibitions - in 1978 and in 1979, presenting the artist already as an established master.

For several years, from 1980 to 1987, Vahan participated in numerous joint salon exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa, deepening and honing his technique and skill. The result of this work were three solo exhibitions in Tallinn, which took place in 1987, 1991 and 1993, and declared the master, who developed his own style, typical of his painting style.

Vahan has long been attracted to Odessa - a city rich in its artistic traditions, which gave the world a lot of famous, talented artists. In 1996, the first personal exhibition of Vahan took place in Odessa, followed by exhibitions in 1998, 1999 and 2002. The last exhibition is included in the "Golden Almanac of Odessa", which includes the best representatives of South Palmyra.

The art of Vahan is characterized by a multiple variation of diverse, most often symbolic images. Abstracted from society, his work is endowed with a peculiar language of visible metaphors.