SIRARPI HEGHINIAN WALZER

 

STATEMENT 

 

The paintings in the series “Soulful” evolve, decay and morph. My art reflects on the ephemeral and flux of existence. Thriving and decaying, colorful and dark, alluring and foreboding, my work incarnates the paradoxes of nature. My choice of materials and tactile marks speak to the dualities of life.

 

My work springs both from meditations on nature and from memories that are distilled into single dramatic moments. The energetic surfaces imply an ongoing tension between freedom and containment, edging the viewer closer to that place where chaos can erupt into clarity.

Using oils and acrylics, inks and pastels, I draw, scrawl, scrape and paint on canvas and wood surfaces that are rich in layers of handmade and recycled papers, fabric, wood and other found materials. The layers of my collages ooze with life as I fix a moment of time. 

Reflection II, 28 x 32 mixed media encaustic monotype collage 

 

BIO

 

Sirarpi’s artwork is in many collections nationally and internationally. She has received awards and exhibited her work in galleries throughout Europe and the United States. She lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts. 

 

Sirarpi is represented by Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, she is an artist member of Gallery263 in Cambridge, MA and Gallery Z in Providence, she serves on the boards of Cambridge Art Association and Non-Profit Net in Massachusetts. She is the principal of Consult and Design, a small-business IT consulting firm. She is the co-founder and director of Art Without Borders, an online community that champions the rights of artists. 

 

   In Europe, Sirarpi worked with artists Andrej Woron, Milan Knížák, and Peter Erskine, and in the USA, with Timothy Harney, Jon Imber and Ati Gropius. As an engineer at Biotroniks in Berlin, Germany, her team designed pacemakers. At Honeywell in Lexington, MA, she worked on infrared imaging systems.

 

Sirarpi studied biomedical systems engineering at Boston University and painting and stage design at the Academy for Fine Arts “Die Etage” and Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Germany.

Secret Garden, 7 x 7 framed collage encaustic 

Several representations of Sirarpi's vast body of work are on display and for sale in the gallery including her series of miniatures in collage and encaustic, framed in cradle boxes, varying sizes of her recent Dialogue With Nature landscapes, and the mixed media/collage Reflection II