Armen Eloyan (1966, Armenia) lives in Zurich.Noted for his large-scale, irreverent paintings of anthropomorphic animals and figures, Armen Eloyan depicts absurd narratives in his darkly existential work. Though Eloyan doesn’t define himself as a writer, his paintings tell sardonic, sometimes erotic stories. Partly inspired by cartoons and street art, as well as the European masters, his works are heavily impastoed with colorful paints and thick black outlines, adroitly balancing dark humour with a searing existential vision.
He studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. He regularly has solo shows in galleries in Antwerp, London, Zurich and at Upstream Gallery. Some important solo exhibitions are: Local Gothic and Culture at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen; Project Room at Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Two feet in the one shoe at Parasol unit, foundation for contemporary art, London; Infected Eye at Autocenter, Berlin.
Eloyan, Armen. Day by Day Part II. Deurne: Drukkerij Gazelle, 2012.
Eloyan, Armen. Bookstore Cure. Groot-Britannië: Beacon Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-9553102-5-6
Eloyan, Armen. Two Feet in One Shoe. Zwitserland: Odermatt, 2007. ISBN: 978-3-905770-91-9