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United States • Michigan • born in 1968 • artist

Biography and information

Vardan was born in the South of Russia. He had his first solo exhibition at the age of 10. After graduating from public art school, he was accepted to an art school for future students of The Academy of Fine Art.
Vardan’s work is a process that transforms ordinary matter into an extraordinary form that connects the realm of dreams and fillings with the material world. Archaic Conceptualism is a style that he has developed over many years. This is a continuation of the style created by his beloved mentor Ernst Neizvestny.
Vardan is a third-generation sculptor, who graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Industrial and Fine Arts in Russia and is currently working on his Ph.D., with a thesis dedicated to the Cappella Sistina.
Vardan works with traditional materials including stone, bronze, steel, and glass, and has participated in many projects worldwide including monuments, mosaic murals, portrait sculptures, and oversized stained glass as well as Roman, Florentine, and Byzantine mosaics. Vardan’s works are located in private collections in Saudi Arabia, France, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Russia. His more recent works are located in California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Currently, Vardan working on his Florentine Collection dedicated to the epic poem by Dante Alighieri La Devina Comedia. A unique, collection containing 100 large canvases.