Paruyr Davtyan was born in 1976 in Leninakan, Armenia (now renamed to Gyumri, Armenia) in a family of artist. He graduated from ICA Moscow in 2010. He is considered as member of analytical branch of Moscow Conceptualism. However, Paruyr does not like to identify himself as representative of any particular artistic movement.
The main object of his oeuvre is art itself, which he questions, examines and redefines. His paintings refer to impressionism, mannerism and abstractionism. Nonetheless it is hard to fit them into one artistic style. On his canvases Paruyr represents hybrid and transitional forms, offering to the viewer vague yet familiar images.
Paruyr Davtyan is a member of several art groups in which he collaborates with well-known Moscow Conceptualists: Yuri Albert, Victor Skersis and Andrey Filippov. As participant of a «Cupid» group he is working on installations, in «Edelweiss» on performances (or as artists say — activity divided on actions). As a part of «Tsar Gory» group Paruyr creates paintings.
In his solo activity as well as group art practices Paruyr Davtyan plays a role of a researcher. By colliding, questioning and twisting art theories he is trying to figure out what art really is.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS2019 (forthcoming) Garden of inner stones. Shchusev Museum of Architecture. Moscow, Russia2017Waiting room. Osnova Gallery. Moscow, Russia2015What is art? 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. NCCA. All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. Museum of Moscow. Darwin Museum. Zverev center. Moscow, Russia2011Look at me. White Gallery. Moscow, Russia 2010Zero to infinity. Center for Creative Industries FABRIKA. Moscow, RussiaGROUP EXHIBITIONS2018Mad House. Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia2018My precious hair. ММОМА. Moscow, Russia SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AS A MEMBER OF ART GROUPS (CUPID, EDELWEISS, TSAR GORY)2018«Tsar Gory» group. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia2017 Allegorical abstractions. «Tsar Gory» group. Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia Gang. «Cupid» group. Stella art foundation. Moscow, Russia 2015Stationmaster. «Cupid» group. Stella art foundation. Moscow, RussiaMoscow art communities. «Tsar Gory» group. Museum of Moscow. Moscow, Russia2014Nasturtium. «Edelweiss» group. In frames of the opening of Kandinsky Prize. Moscow, Russia 2011Tea-rose. «Edelweiss» group. Art+Art Gallery. Moscow, Russia Victoria Regia . «Edelweiss» group. Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia
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