Narinna (Narinè Gyulkhasyan) is a practicing architect based in Rotterdam. Her drawings, complex yet minimal, testify to her spatial thinking. She presents space through the eyes of an architect while stepping out of the confines of practice into territory of abstraction.
Her 'lines of thought' deal in great part with an environment of artifice: fragments of the human made, with nature at times returning to the scene.
Though seemingly at odds with her personal preference for sharp clarity, the play of the orthogonal and the curve, of the orthogonal and the angled combine to lend her drawings an organic feel.
Narinna's current interest in two-dimensional grid, and her thoughts on the safety net of private confinement, are explored in two series presented in the show: Radical Optimism and The Colourline Grids.
EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
2022 april 15 - may 9 Trusting enclosure - solo show . Maaskoe galerie . rotterdam
2021 dec 03 - 31 kerstsalon . Maaskoe galerie . rotterdam
2021 sep . designer's summer market . delfshaven
2020 nov . designer's xmas market . delfshaven
2020 march 9 - july 15 Radical optimism . solo show . Blackbird . utrecht
2019 performance bar - saturday night show live painting
2019 monmartre aan het ijsel art-market
2019 de aanschouw – drink&draw (arielle fenton) groupshow figure drawing.06 – 9 t/m 16 mei
2018 performance bar - friday night show live painting
2017 drink and draw group show wolfaert
2016 live drawing at MTV awards/ viacom gala event
Forest London - since september 2019
Hutspot Rotterdam - since may 2019 - dec 2020
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