1. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    KingdomHearts2850Xmph, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    230 x 285 cm
  2. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    RedDeadRedemption, 2018
    Oil on canvas, polystyrene
    275 x 230 cm
  3. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NoName2, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 40 cm
  4. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    2ndlife2, 2018
    Oil on Canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  5. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    2ndlife1, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  6. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Oil, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 50 cm

    Collection particulière
  7. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    RealSister, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 50 cm

    Collection particulière
  8. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NoName1, 2018
    Oil on paper
    50 x 50 cm

    Collection particulière
  9. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Kylo Ren, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    235 x 410 cm (diptyque)
  10. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Bahamas Thunder, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
  11. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    W.H., 2018
    Oil on canvas
    210 x 170 cm
  12. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Odd death, 2014 - 2016
    Oil on canvas
    249 x 451 cm / 98.03 x 177.56 in
  13. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    LexiDEC13, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    78,74 x 61,81 in

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  14. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NOSTALGIAOCT13, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    85,03 x 54,72 in
  15. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Self portrait, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    188 x 200 cm
  16. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NostalgiaSEP13, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    55,90 x 55,90 in


Introduction

"Nothing is more fantastic and madder than real life, and that the poet confines himself to collecting a confused reflection, as in a badly frosted mirror."
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Night Tales (1816)

Pierre Aghaikian immerses us in a rather wobbly and tenebrous universe: hybrid beings and truncated bodies stand out in apocalyptic settings worthy of the greatest Hollywood fictions. The dantesque universe he represents seems on the verge of implosion. Throning and wearing an imperial crown, the artist represents himself in "Selfportrait" (2014) as a demiurge monarch, reigning over creatures of an indefinite identity (monstrous beings, characters with sketched or narrow faces...) Pierre Aghaikian's works are nurtured by references to cinema, music and fashion and arouse both desire and fear that his spontaneous and urgent gesture only reinforces.

 

Pierre AGHAIKIAN was born in 1994 in Lyon. He lives and works in Paris.





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