Dogfightings

Hrachya Vardanyan realized this project during the elections in Armenia in 2008. A time, when brutal clashes were happening between the political parties and people. His parallel studies about the life of wild city-dogs, he found resonating aspects with the ongoing political climate: instinctive struggle for their areas of influence. Spaces are divided as societies are becoming divided. When it comes to the very basic needs or the most urgent will, it's the instincts that rule the situations.



Crossing Spaces | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of artist



Night Fight #1 | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Night Fight #2 | 2008 | 34 x 85cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Prison | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Gaze #1 | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Gaze #2 | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Gaze #3 | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Divided Spaces | 2008 | 47 x 69 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Crossing | 2008 | 70 x 70 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Private Collection, USA



Behind the Mask | 2008 | 47 x 69 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Private Collection/ USA


Media Relation | 2008 | 54 x 70 cm | Etching Ink and print on Paper | Courtesy of Private Collection/ USA



She-Dog with Figures | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Artist



Taped She-Dog | 2008 | 47 x 69 cm | Etching Ink and paper tape on Paper  Courtesy of Private Collection/ USA



She-Wolf | 2008 | 47 x 69 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Private Collection/ USA



In the Cage | 2008 | 47 x 69 cm | Etching Ink on Paper | Courtesy of Gyumri Art Academy



After Fight | 2008 | 34 x 98 cm | Etching Ink, print and paper tape on Paper | Courtesy of Private Collection/ USA