As a student in school I couldn’t understand why one painting of mine would look so different from one another. I needed structure, at first it was the figure. Then came figuration/abstraction. I loved looking at a lot of art from all eras and countries. There was Armenian Medieval art too—lots to contend with. I loved all art. So many things were needed, it seemed, to place my emotions in their clearest space. I liked: piero, Giotto, Anselm Kiefer, Sean Scully, Tapies, Late Picasso, Marca-relli and the list could go on including Cy Twombly. I wanted to feel whole as a person and have it show in the work. myself,beauty,Armenia and religious work turned up. But it all came together one day in New York City while reading Poussin’s biography and seeing the Mondrian show at the MoMA. I knew their work, now I felt it. There was a lot to injest in order to be modern. Picasso pierced time, but Tapies did not. They weren’t supposed to. I’ve read Condillac and Berkeley and call my work materialist. To create a real object that captures, reflects or generates emotion. To express my reality as an Armenian. I place myself in Armenian art history. Armenians like Arshile Gorky and Mina’s Avetissian are heroes to me. To merge feeling and thought through form. My forms no matter how expressive cannot leave the grid—it’s not only a sustained critique of Mondrian, but self-leveling. I stand upright and my eyes are perpendicular to that, it happens to all people—- it establishes clarity for us. So not only am I an expressionist the grid adds reason, the idea being to merge the mind/body split. Ideal, absolute yet compassionate. Each piece expresses its own self, individual paintings for a democratic society. I’m a process painter, I never know what the finished piece will look like before I start. What I’m trying to do is expand the number of emotions a geometry painting can express. Mondrian, a towering giant if ever there was one, made only calm paintings. This is why I believe in more than just the primaries and white with black. To create a seamless line of art and life from the past to the present and future for myself and Armenians everywhere. Enjoy, my work is about love for all God’s children.