Abstract contemporary artwork made of burnt collage on acrylic on canvas by artist Jean Boghossian. Jean Boghossian is a belgian artist, of Armenian and Lebanese origin, Postwar & Contemporary painter. With his innovative use of fire and burn marks, Jean Boghossian creates abstract artworks that exude a dynamic sense of movement, evoking a powerful sense of transformation and regeneration that resonates with viewers on a visceral level.

Jean Boghossian I Untitled 2020

Abstract contemporary artwork made of burnt collage on acrylic on canvas by artist Jean Boghossian. Jean Boghossian is a belgian artist, of Armenian and Lebanese origin, Postwar & Contemporary painter. With his innovative use of fire and burn marks, Jean Boghossian creates abstract artworks that exude a dynamic sense of movement, evoking a powerful sense of transformation and regeneration that resonates with viewers on a visceral level.

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About Jean Boghossian

Jean Boghossian is a belgian artist, of Armenian and Lebanese origin, Postwar & Contemporary painter. With his innovative use of fire and burn marks, Jean Boghossian creates abstract artworks that exude a dynamic sense of movement, evoking a powerful sense of transformation and regeneration that resonates with viewers on a visceral level.
Born in Aleppo in 1949, Boghossian stems from a family of jewelers for whom he worked while studying Economics and Sociology at University of Saint-Joseph in Beirut. In 1975, the Lebanese Civil War forced Boghossian to leave the country and settle in Belgium. Over three decades ago, Boghossian decided to enroll in the Academy of Fine Arts in Boitsfort, Brussels, while continuing to oversee the family business. In 1992, together with his brother and father he created the Boghossian Foundation at the Villa Empain in Brussels. Jean Boghossian and his family have also worked and lived, in human relationships marked by a cosmopolitan identity and citizen of the world.

Based on his own experience of a whole range of historical events, cultural ebbs and flows and poetic narratives and dreams that encompass the world from East to West, Boghossian presents in his artwork a new idea that in the twenty-first century will come to life in the mishmash of today’s societal differences to forge a new and more just form of humanism.

For about more the 30 years  now, Jean Boghossian has wanted to invest more in art on a personal basis: “I wanted to free myself from the jewellery business, to pursue a totally free artistic approach. It’s fantastic, it gives me extraordinary energy. When I’m facing a two-by-two meters canvas, it’s above all a space for creation, a refuge and a passion. It’s also a bit physical” .

It is through the process of willful damage with an invasive and rather violent method (fire), that Boghossian continuously searches for harmony. Conscious that one will never completely tame the chaotic move of flames and smoke, he enters the fire dance and moves along with the blaze until he chooses to stop the process. This is where he feels the right balance has been reached.

If Jean Boghossian is obviously not the only artist to have recourse to or to express himself with the action of fire – Claudio Parmiggiani and Yves Klein come to mind here – his works clearly explores new paths. In addition to the random results due to the use of smoke, the artist first intervenes on the support itself, the canvas, by practicing several methods and combining several techniques: folding, stapling, covering, burning, unfolding, correcting, redeploying, to finally end up with the tension on the frame of the canvas handled and treated in this specific way.

Width
197
 cm.
Height
193
 cm.
Weight
 g.
Material
Mixed Media on canvas
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Worldwide
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