Berberyan, a contemporary artist who has steadily sold his unique paintings under the radar for over thirty years, will be exhibiting his newest works at Q Art Gallery in Marina del rey. The exhibition called “Emotions” is a coup for Q Art, as Berberyan originals are in high demand, and he rarely shows in galleries, preferring to work alone from his studio in Utah.
“I think people relate to this artwork because it is so outrageous, you can’t just walk away. The colors arebeautiful - if you can see past the ugliness,” says his publisher Elliot Blinder. “But, people love the humor in this work, and they can relate to the outrage, the disappointment, isolation and frustration we all experience.”
Although his past works have mainly been reverential depictions of women, his new paintings feature a hard look at men, and mirror the struggle he remembers living as an artist under Communist tyranny. These exaggerated faces reflect the dehumanizing world of fear the USSR imposed on its people then -- and now again under Putin’s Orwellian rule. Berberyan knows how lucky he is to have escaped Stalinism and found freedom in America but says, “Sometimes it seems to me like the planet it is coming apart.”