A series of collages created by delicately shaping vibrant papers using the flame of a torch.
The use of fire as a contemporary technique in creating and transforming artworks in the realm of contemporary art.
Boghossian proposes a series of collages made from colorful papers, using the destruction caused by fire as a building tool to overcome the negative connotation associated with it. These collages are created by sculpting the colored papers with a torch flame and arranging them in alignments on monochrome backgrounds. The resulting abstract compositions possess a unique graphic structure and fragility due to the delicate preservation of ashes on the canvas, emitting a particular vibration that evokes rhythm and melody.
"The brushstroke should possess a tangible corporeality, with both depth and texture that actively engage in the energetic flow of my creative process."
"I have forged a partnership with fire, and in turn, it has tamed me. As its mediator and revealer, I harness its volatile nature and channel it towards constructive ends by utilizing it as a medium for creating art that exists beyond its traditional context."
The graphic structure and fragility of these colored abstract compositions, preserved delicately with ashes on the canvas, give rise to a unique vibration that evokes a sense of rhythm and melody.
Traces of burn degradation
Fire, being his artistic language of choice, is presented via a wide array of torches as his medium. Having transitioned a little more than a decade ago towards abstraction through alchemy, Boghossian’s art evokes a contemporary view on the Zero-movement and Fluxus. This being said, he does not belong to any recognized movement or school.