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As I remember myself I have always been in the habit of seeing ocean waves in the most ordinary things, like on the walls of the buildings, on the rocks or on the streets … Seeing the ocean waves everywhere.

With time, this habit has not disappeared and with the process of growing up and sustainable psychological mechanisms, it has transformed into something more meaningful, yet not deprived of a child’s spontaneity. That’s why I just capture what my hearth feels and what my unconscious says.

People say I’m a marine painter. I’m not a marine painter, I’m a dreamer whose dreams always involve women and sea. People say I do paint seascape. I do not paint seascape. I paint a man; a contemporary human; human with his strengths and weakness; A human with his dreams…

I do love mutually exclusive phenomena, which, like a playful loving couple, ultimately become one. I have always loved exceptions and have to confess that I am seeking a password, a golden key, which will allow juxtaposing two incompatible things: realism and expressionism, seascape and contemporary art. To juxtapose the way good and evil, heaven and earth intertwine as a terrestrial proof that any stereotype, however strong it might be, is doomed to be broken someday… I love it when rigid stereotypes are broken…

Garry Arzumanyan