1. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Kylo Ren, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    235 x 410 cm (diptyque)
  2. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Maps To The Stars, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    285 x 390 cm (diptyque)
  3. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NoName2, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 40 cm
  4. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Oil, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 50 cm

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

    Collection particulière
  6. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Bahamas Thunder, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
  7. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    W.H., 2018
    Oil on canvas
    210 x 170 cm
  8. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    2ndlife1, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  9. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    2ndlife2, 2018
    Oil on Canvas
    60 x 60 cm
  10. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    RealSister, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 50 cm
  11. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    NoNameSnake, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 40 cm
  12. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Odd death, 2014 - 2016
    Oil on canvas
    249 x 451 cm / 98.03 x 177.56 in
  13. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    Mastermind / Off-limits, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    178 x 327 cm / 70.08 x 128.74 in
  14. Pierre AGHAIKIAN
    LexiDEC13, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    78,74 x 61,81 in

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


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 wobbly and tenebrous universe: hybrid beings, truncated bodies stand out in apocalyptic settings worthy of great Hollywood fictions. Dantesque, the world he represents is on the verge of implosion. Throning and wearing an imperial crown, the artist represents himself in "Selfportrait" (2014) as a demiurge monarch, reigning over beings with an indefinite identity (monstrous creatures, characters with sketched or narrow faces). Pierre Aghaikian's works, nourished by references to cinema, music and fashion, arouse desire and fear as well as reinforce the spontaneity and urgency of the gesture.