Serpant(s) Shed Skin

Serpent(s) Shed Skin marks the turn in Vardanyan work switching from paper to canvas. He experienced that the background of the canvas was relating to his sense of earth as also a synonym for the tangible.


It was the start of an intense conversation between the male archetype and a feminine landscape about cyclic renewals and the ambiguous idea of stripping off the past and liberating from memory. In order of desired release Vardanyan started working towards his vision of a tabula rasa from both sides of the canvas. Reaching out to the horizon of the material. The canvas disappeared, leaving a spiral trace behind, and the ethereal applied matter materialized.



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #1

2013

90 x 120 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of artist




Serpent(s) Shed Skin #11

80 x 97 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of artist



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #3

2013

80 x 97 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of artist



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #12

2013

80 x 97 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of artist



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #10/ Rosehip

2012

99 x 107 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Private Collection



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #6

2014

96 x 93 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Private Collection



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #8

2012

93 x 110 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Private Collection



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #11

2013

99 x 107 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Private Collection



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #4/ Aruch

2013

99 x 107 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Private Collection



Serpent(s) Shed Skin #13

2013

104 x 108 cm

Mixed media on Canvas

Courtesy of Artist