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Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art. Armenian national color of his warm creations, along with the chanting of family values captivate the viewer

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

A central role in his life and work of Tsolak belongs to the family. In particular, the Armenian family traditions, which play an important role in the preparation of his works. The subjects of his ceramic murals become a centuries-old national traditions, such as respect for elders, the strength of the marriage, the castle and the breadth of kinship, mutual help and hospitality.
In addition, different seasons dictate their creative style and activities. He prefers painting during the summer months, and doing ceramics during the winter months. Nevertheless, for the ceramics he has more passion than for painting. Besides, he believes that working with clay is more relaxing and meditative. In his works harmoniously combined various techniques and materials – ceramic figurine painting, using such elements as yarn or tapestry.

We are the one - clay, mixed media & handmade carpet on wood. Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

We are the one – clay, mixed media & handmade carpet on wood. Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

Armenian artist-ceramist Tsolak Shaginyan was born in 1964 in the Armenian city of Gyumri. He got his art education since 1980, first in the College of Arts of F. Terlemezyan, and then in the Academy of Arts in Yerevan, where he specialized in ceramics.

Armenian woman and a cockerel

Armenian woman and a cockerel

According to Armenian church ritual, rooster, or cockerel is a subject of “matakh” (sacrifice). The ritual of sacrifice plays an important role. Any significant event (birth, christening, wedding, seeing the army, cure, purchase of a car, etc.) is celebrated with matakh. If the event is important and very significant, and the family is prosperous, then, the sacrificed animal can be sheep. But more often used a rooster. Then it is cooked and given to everyone as a treat. The receiver should say “So, be it”, thus once again bringing to God the request of those who brought matakh.

Ceramic art like an icon

Ceramic art like an icon

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

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