Aram Roberti Urutyan
1980 - 1990s
Just like many other emerging Armenian artists of the late 1980s, Aram Urutyan began his creative practice by engaging in political and experimental art. In tandem with graphic art and collage, Urutyan also used the photo camera. Made between 1989-93 in a style of ‘direct’ documentation, his photographs mainly represented objects and sites which referred to the political and social transformations of late-Soviet culture. Some of these images were used in the magazine Garun. Urutyan's graphic works are also notable as examples of local sots-art, in which the artist combined discursive formal solutions drawn from political poster art, abstraction and photographic reproductions. From the mid-1990s onwards Urutyan left the contemporary art scene and currently works in graphic design and illustration.
USSR, Armenia, ArmSSR
artistic, conceptual photography
2014: Solo exhibition, Henrik Igityan center of aesthetics, Yerevan, September 20-24