Paruyr Davtyan was born in 1976 in Leninakan (Gyumri, Armenia) in the family of painter. In 2010 he graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art. The artist is classified as a representative of an analytical branch of Moscow conceptualism, although Paruyr himself doesn't consider himself a representative of a certain direction. The object of his work is the art itself, which he explores and rethinks. The artist's paintings refer to impressionism, mannerism and abstraction, leaving no way to give them an accurate definition. Hybrid and transitional forms appear in front of the viewer - foggy, but at the same time recognizable images.
Paruyr Davtyan is a regular member of creative associations, where he works together with Yuri Albert, Viktor Skersis and Andrei Filippov. As part of the Cupid art group, Paruyr is engaged in the creation of total installations, in the Edelweiss artel - performances, or more precisely, as the artist himself says - activities broken down into actions. And in the group «King of the Mountains» creates picturesque works.
Both in personal practices and as part of art groups, Paruyr Davtyan plays the role of a researcher. Confronting, disputing and intertwined theories of art, the artist wonders what art is.
Paruyr davtyan
Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
Selected solo exhibitions
Revelation of the Wonderful Pond. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Garden of interior stones. Schusev State Museum of Architecture. Moscow, Russoa.
What is art? 6th Moscow Biennale of Modern Art. NCCA, All-Russia Museum of Decorative, applied and folk Art, Museum of Moscow, Darwin Museum, Zverev Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia.
selected group exhibitions
Mad House. Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia.
My lovely hair. MMOMA. Moscow, Russia.
Artel «King of the Mountain». Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. Nizhny Novgorod,
Station supervisor. The Cupid artel. Stella art foundation. Moscow
Art communities of Moscow. Artel «King of the Mountain.» Museum of Moscow. Moscow, Russia.
Allegorical abstractions. Artel «King of the Mountain.» Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia.
Gang. The Cupid artel. Stella art foundation. Moscow, Russia.
selected works