Artist and Muse - GetClassical @ Louis Meisel Gallery
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About the Event
Pianist Kariné Poghosyan will perform a program inspired by her father’s artwork, shown at Louis K. Meisel Gallery. “From childhood on, my best memories involve my father, as well as my mother painting, while listening to classical music. Since the ﬁrst moment I remember, I was surrounded by music and art, and the aroma of fresh oil paint is one of the scents I most closely associate with home. We fed oﬀ each other’s creative energy, whether I played the piano and my father listened, or I watched him paint,” says the young Armenian pianist Kariné Poghosyan, who is teaching at her Alma Mater, the Manhattan School of Music, while in the process of building her career as a concert artist. “This is my life,” says Armenian artist Razmik Pogosyan proudly about his series of paintings, presented at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery. He describes his deeply personal style as something,” that has never really changed much, but comes from my deep love for beauty and my love for life. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with my talented, pianist daughter.” A professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Yerevan, he also worked as set designer for theater-productions, broadcasted on national television. In 1993, the Armenian Art’s Association recognized his talent, inviting him to partake at its West Coast art exhibit. He returned in 1995 and thanks to his daughter’s pianistic schooling, decided to settle in New York, in 1998. Since then, his work has been shown internationally. Bright colors, vivacious still lives and abstract, expressive compositions of recurring themes, scattered with relicts from the world of the theatrical stage come to mind, when describing his larger sized paintings. He insists: “I don’t program anything; I am just expressing the world that’s already within me…” Portrait of the artist’s daughter
Music Journalist Ilona Oltuski founded GetClassical in 2009 to further classical music’s presence within the New York nightlife scene. Putting on performances of young and accomplished performers in non-traditional concert venues like GetClassical‘s monthly series at Zinc Bar, India House and other selected event spaces, GetClassical celebrates artistic talent in a highly personalized fashion and helps new audiences to discover classical music’s genius in a leisurely setting. Each event aﬀords enthusiastic participation: Please support us with artist- in- residence sponsorships, contacts and donations, which help to sustain artists’ performances, radio-broadcasts and recordings.