Four Months in Heaven, a new exhibit of painting by Vahe Berberian opened on May 3 at the Ambrogi Castanier Gallery. "Every single piece in the exhibition is new and the entire series was painted within the past four months," said Berberian
One might compare Vahe’s work to a child’s notebook, filled with incoherent words and images, but all together a unique and intrinsic form of expression. His minimalist abstract paintings are reminiscent of cave drawings, quite raw and honest, whose progeny comes from a rather simple and innocent place.
"Four Months in Heaven" employs this idea of revisiting simplicity; that an artist spends time in isolation, in an almost monk-like state of solitude, and the desire to express is manifested through the paint. An artist must take themselves away from the various distractions of the world and allow themselves to exist through the medium. "Painting gives me wings," says Vahe, as he examines his journey as a painter. To Vahe this experience is simultaneously liberating and centering, taking him to an almost ethereal place.
The exhibit run through May 24 at the Ambrogi Castanier Gallery, 300 North Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles.