About his work
Rare is to see the work of a self-taught painter that engages directly with abstraction without having first tried his hand at a more primary form or deconstructed the painting environment from anthropomorphic shapes and figurative work. Aram Jughian is one of those artists that through experimentation arrived at a single form that yet is composed of many different units of meaning. Painting almost intuitively, the color fields overlap with distant objects, texts and other more conceptual devices. The different layers, sometimes either thickened or diluted through dripping and found material reach solidity and make manifest the visual maturity of an artist for whom painting is an absolute task. The palette is irreverent and at times completely saturated, but the result is very compact and at times even the consequence of a controlled accident. In his work, Jughian has been able to bring back to organic life, something which once was pure unmediated instinct.
Aram Jughian was born in Lebanon in 1959. A self taught artist, the painter has held different solo and group exhibitions in Russia and Lebanon since 1975, at venues such as Kulturzentrum (1992), Russian Cultural Center (1990), Sursock Museum (2006) and at the M'ars Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow (2001). Jughian has held exhibitions at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2005. He was commissioned a 14-meter-long artwork by the Ministry of Public Works in Lebanon and won the Sursock Prize in 1993.His work is permanently exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz