It’s always cool when you meet an artist and they invite you to their studio. I think that’s a key part of the process that the collectors and galleries don’t usually appreciate because they rarely get to see. Narine Isajanyan invited me in to her space to see some of the work she has been working on for literally years. Her technique of creating the work, and then letting time and mother nature take its course, is very representative of Narine’s personality.
As I walked in I felt immediately comfortable and visually stimulated. She has some of her best work hanging around her home and it’s almost like the Isajanyan Museum of Contemporary Art just walking through to get to the studio (laughs). Check out the short film on her work.
Badir McCleary Editor in Chief
Badir McCleary is an independent consultant. He holds a M.A. in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Los Angeles/London) where he focused on creating art markets and with an undergraduate degree in Internet Computing from Cabrini University focusing on e-commerce and digital trends. Badir enjoys working with artists and consider them crucial to informing his practice.
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