Artist: Minas Halaj
Title: 'Girl with Balloons'
Size: 157.48h x 121.92w x 7.62d cm (68h x 48d x 3d inches)
Media: Oil Paint, Wax, Gold Leaf, Vintage Textiles, and Mixed Media on Wooden Panel
'Girl with Balloons' is a new original painting by Minas Halaj an artist who trained in Fine Art Studies first in Yerevan, Armenia, and later in San Francisco, California where he is now based.
Minas has said about his about his practice: "The concept of beauty is a burdened one. We are living 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 sword an overwhelming distrust in the simple sensation of pleasure."
Incorporating elements from his classical education with contemporary influences, Minas’ art manifests itself by way of a symphony of graphics, sculptures, collages and figurative compositions. His works combine a number of materials including oil paint, gold leaf, vintage fabrics and other materials and his unique approach has been attracting the attention of art collectors around the world. Minas uses a variety of recycled material including tar as part of the background and pieces of a pre-Victorian dresses to add texture and dimension, making his work deeply complex.
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can email us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.