Armen Agop:

Face the nothingness

4 March 2020 | 34 minutes
Man with mask cutting into stone

Photo: Bob Bagley

artist amidst dust and sunlight while he carves a stone sculpture

Armen in his studio. Photo: Patricia Franceschetti

Some materials are more resistant than others: they always say no. Armen Agop tells us how he discovered a material that suits him. He speaks about marble, basalt and granite and the pros and cons of working in a close artistic community like the one near Pietrasanta.

Armen works in the Giorgio Angeli Studio di Scultora D’Arte and it was here that Sarah spoke to him. He describes how he first came to Italy after being awarded the Rome Prize.

Armen exhibited at the Meem Gallery, a leading institution managing and promoting contemporary Arabic, north African and Iranian art.

Check out Armen’s website to keep up-to-date with his current activity.

armenagop.com

instagram.com/armen.agop

Armen Agop, Untitled 107, 2010, black granite, private collection. Photo: Armen Agop

Credits

Episode edited by Guy Dowsett. Thanks to him too for his original music and soundscape in this episode.

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