“Sequences”, a retrospective collection of works by world-renowned artist Jean Kazandjian will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries, one of Sarasota’s most venerable art galleries.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 14 and extends through to Saturday, December 28, 2019. Two very special, not-to-be-missed in-gallery receptions with the artist will take place on Thursday, November 14 from 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday, November 16 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. All appearances are complimentary to the public, and RSVP’s are strongly suggested.
These paintings are an important body of work for the Artist. This part of Kazandjian’s work gives us a glimpse of the repetitive though never identical aspect of the perception of the same. Unlike Monet’s cathedrals, which evoke the change of color, or the repetition of Warhol’s Campbell soups, which refers to industrial production, Jean Kazandjian’s “Sequences” reflect the change of perception of the artist vis-à-vis the world, which surrounds him.
The exhibition features 30 pieces of Jean Kazandjian’s work created between 1991 and 2019. Kazandjian’s work sits in venerable Fine Art Collections around the world, and the Artist has been critically acclaimed for his extraordinary work.
Jean Kazandjian was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where he lived until his early twenties. He was influenced by a wide array of Mediterranean cultures. Of Armenian heritage, he was also exposed to French and English as a second and third language. His family had fled Turkey in 1915 at the onset of the Armenian genocide; after spending many years in Ethiopia, they settled in Lebanon in 1933. Beirut was a culturally rich and sophisticated city and was often referred to as the “Paris of the Middle East” prior to the civil war, which began in 1975. Jean is the third of five children.
Photos from Chasen Galleries.