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Minas Halaj

Armenia

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Awards

Minas Halaj graduated from University of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia in 2002. He moved to the United States in the same year and studied in 2004 at the University of Art in San Francisco.

Born into an artistic family, Minas grew up dreaming only about art and creating his own art world. He can remember himself drawing since he could remember, experiencing and exploring the medium. He worked with various materials such as recycled, old, vintage clothes, and textiles. For Minas, he would just create and not think about a particular style, or label his works in any way.

The concept of beauty is a burdened one. We live in a society that fears its adoration in contemporary art, yet intimidates its women into accepting it as their highest value. We have degraded it in mass media and the celebrity yet revere it above all other qualities of life. Beauty is a double-edged sword, an instrument of seduction and inaccessibility burdened by an overwhelming distrust in the simple sensation of pleasure.

The Floral Minds collection is vibrant and reminiscent of the Old Masters. Incorporating elements of classical education with contemporary influences, Minas’ art manifests itself by way of a symphony of graphics, sculptures, collages and figurative compositions. He uses a variety of recycled material including tar as part of the background and pieces of a pre-Victorian dress to add texture and dimension, making his work deeply complex.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 June Mixx Art Projects, “Understory” Telluride, Colorado
2019 March London Art Fair
2019 March AAF New York
2018 Context Art Miami, December Miami, FL
2018 October AAF Stockholm
2018 May Hong Kong Art Fair
2018 February Hampstead Art Fair, London
2018 February, Saatchi Art, “Constructed” Santa Monica, CA
2018 LA Art Show “Retrospect Galleries”, January Los Angeles, CA
2017 September Art Fair. Singapore
2017 March Art Fair, London Battersea
2017 Mixx Art Projects, “Beyond The Lines” Telluride, Colorado

Solo exhibitions:

2019 Ren Galley “Floral Mind” DTLA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Main Street Gallery, “Floral Minds” Walla Walla, Wa
2010 Raffsonny Gallery, Hackensack, NJ
2008 Tracy Park Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Tracy Park Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Tracy Park Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Herbert P. Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2005 Christianne Engs Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2005 ArcLight Theatre Gallery, Hollywood, CA

2012 City of Calabasas Art Contest 1st place winner.
2011 Art Award by Antonio R Villaraigosa Mayor of Los Angeles CA
Museum

2012 Donation of one work to Permanent Collection of “Mark Rothko” Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia

Works by Minas Halaj

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2018

91.4 x 101.6 cm

10201,48 €

2017

116.8 x 142.2 cm

15302,22 €

2017

101.6 x 121.9 cm

13601,97 €

2019

121.9 x 132.1 cm

15302,22 €

2019

101.6 x 116.8 cm

13601,97 €

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