Artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was first exposed to oil paints at the tender age of five and quickly adopted the art of painting, perfecting his skills in his youth. The time and effort the Armenia-born painter, who currently lives and works in New York, has put into honing his craft has certainly paid off, allowing him to not only paint hyperrealistic renditions of people, but to peer into their souls with a few masterful layering techniques. Tsitoghdzyan’s painting titled Mirror is especially effective at exhibiting this type of artistic translucency.
In Mirror, we’re able to see every defining attribute of a woman’s visage through a pair of hands that are placed over the subject’s face, attempting to cloak her physical identity. However, there is no way for this young woman to conceal herself. It is reflective of internet culture in the world we live in, today, where it continually becomes exceedingly difficult to reach any level of anonymity. The large-scale mural, measuring at 100″ x 70″, is part of Tsitoghdzyan’s Millenium collection that criticizes the tech-reliant culture we live in, which he refers to as a “technology renaissance.”