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Retreat by Anna Kalachyan


Anna Kalachyan (she/her)
b.1990, USA 
Painting, Acrylic on Paper
56cm x 66cm

Anna Kalachyan is a self-taught artist from Los Angeles, California. She is a 4th generation artist who grew up in a house full of multidisciplinary artists who strongly influenced her work. She is first-generation Armenian-American and elements of her Armenian heritage and identity can be found in her work which often feature subjects with bold West Asian characteristics and indigenous two dimensional shapes and patterns.

‘My artistic process is very spontaneous - my artwork is unplanned and starts with a urge to create. I start with a blank sheet of paper and then I let go and see where my hand and my mind take me. I have no intention of creating specific features or subjects of a specific gender, I just draw until something I create moves me and is ready to make its way onto its final canvas. In a world that often leaves me feeling anxious, apathetic, and frustrated, my artistic process allows me to be the best version of myself -- through the exploration of my subconscious I become someone who is focused, creative, passionate, hopeful, connected and calm. I strive to bring the same feelings to those viewing my art.’  


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