Eva Khachatryan

The gloomy wall, erected by Karen Ohanyan, arouses several associations. First with symbolism of barrier, obstacle and walls famous in the history of mankind, which have caused revolutions and wars. After this in Ohanyan’s  works the wall turns into part of a larger attention to every stone and its specific significance. For inhabitants of Yerevan this is old familiar image, reminding of wrecking of old houses and erecting new buildings in their place. The artist, however, besides reminding of this fact, highlights each realistically drawn stone, which with its “digital” symbolism, harbors a body of information.