Fine Art Shippers attended Babylon x NYC show in downtown New York to support Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, a renowned artist and longtime friend of the company, who presented his latest works from the “Mirrors” and “Self-isolation” series. We had the pleasure of meeting Tigran during the exclusive opening night on the first day of the exhibition, which took place on April 12.
Fine Art Shippers Attended Babylon x NYC Show in Downtown New York
Opening Night: Babylon x NYC was organized by Babylon, a Web3 gallery dedicated to showcasing NFT artwork. The exhibition featured both NFT and physical paintings. Selected works by the Armenian-born artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan were the highlight of the event. For Tigran, Babylon x NYC show was part of the preparation for his first collaboration with the Babylon platform.
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was born in Armenia but has spent fifteen years of his life in New York. His artistic talent was noticed by art critics when Tigran was ten. Since then, he has been exhibiting his art in Armenia, Russia, Spain, Japan, the US, and other countries around the world. Today, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan is largely known for his hyper-realistic uncanny paintings.
Tigran’s famous “Mirrors” series features high-scale black-and-white portraits of women whose faces appear to be covered by hands but still remain visible. His works are photo-realistic and surrealist at the same time. It is difficult to believe that they were painted with oil and not created with photo-editing software.
At Babylon x NYC show, apart from “Mirrors,” Tigran Tsitoghdzyan also presented his latest “Self-isolation” series. During our last interview with the artist, he shared that “Self-isolation” was inspired by the effects the global pandemic had on the minds of people. The dynamic pieces depicting human bodies in motion reflect the turmoil we all had to go through emotionally and socially while being confined in limited spaces of our homes.
Among the esteemed guests of Babylon x NYC was the American Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Tigran painted her portrait a few years ago during the filming of Arthur Balder’s documentary “American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality” (2018).
It is always an honor for our team to take part in projects like Babylon x NYC show. Its Opening Night was a beautiful blend of traditional and newly emerging forms of art. Fine Art Shippers believes that innovation is a crucial part of the artistic process. We are thankful to Babylon and our dear friend Tigran Tsitoghdzyan for allowing us to participate in this groundbreaking event.