The Heroine’s Journey of Viktorya Nare Karapetyan

What is my idea of perfect happiness?  

-“Perfect happiness”- a utopian affirmation that in my belief, does not exist. I believe in and live moments of happiness… A smile of my mom, me thinking of my husband, a glimpse to the flowers that I buy each day- to paint- to create to be a person that I want to be each day.

What is my greatest fear?  

-Sorrow for the people that I love.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  

Stubbornness and clumsiness

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 

My husband Martin llamedo, he is a person that saved me from my darkness self, and brought me back to my innate love and passion for arts, also he is one of the most intelligent and talented young figurative artists that I know.

What is my greatest extravagance?  

I think, that I don’t have any extravagance… kind of boring but the truth.

On what occasion would I lie?  

-I am not a good liar, hehe.. But probably, I lie on occasions to not cause unnecessary discomfort to other people. A white lie..

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  

I know, and I need to keep improving my technique and concept. But this is an eternal path.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  

-Now, in this moment, with this piece. Each work makes me full and happy in different ways. I just try to leave part of my essence and soul in each piece.

If I could, what would I change about myself?  

Stubbornness and clumsiness

What is my greatest achievement in work?  

-It is just my perception and hope that the spectator feels this in some way. I think, that in some way my artwork have some kind of aura, some kind of visual narrative that speaks by observation, that invites an introspection.

Where would I most like to live? 

-In Paris, in a neoclassical Chateau.

What is my most treasured possession?

-My memories of happy moments, some photos of my childhood, my feeling of goodness, have each day a passion and a life goal.

What is my most marked characteristic?

-My generosity and my self-image

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  

-In my childhood town Erevan; in my kindergarten, where I have the most beautiful memories with my friends and my grandmother. The only place where I felt just a child, without adult worries, a pure contact with the childhood creativities (this comes, because I started to care with adult responsibilities since i was 14, starting to work to help my family economically in Buenos Aires, where we migrate).

In Buenos Aires, inspirational places for me are the museum of MNBA, The Decorative Art Museum and also walk along the Libertador Avenue.

In my present city, Madrid; The Retiro, gardens where I can connect with nature and also the Prado museum, Thysson and Reina Sofia.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

-There are a lot of wonderful places in Madrid, but one of my favorite places is Edelweiss restaurant and Coffee: El Bosco.

What books influenced my life and how?

-Metamorphosis of Kafka – I read this book when I was an adolescent, in a very confused stage of being, but more for me, because I was involved in an adult life and with very big responsibilities, and felt very oppressed by my step father and the responsibilities that he demand me to take. `Gregorio ´ was me, transforming myself in the insect that my step parent wanted me to be 

-Liquid Love of Sigmund Bauman- Also a book that I read when i was young. The thoughts of Bauman made sense to what I was feeling about the instabilities of love (parental, social, couple).

-One of the latest books that I read was Mastery of Robert Green. A very interesting way to guide to a mastery process with historical examples of the biggest masters of the human history, as Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstain, Tesla, Etc. It makes sense also to a feeling of some kind of intern power and belief that I have since my childhood, a belief that if I really visualize, make an effort, love passionately, and work hard patiently and positively each day I will achieve the goal of my life task.

Who are my favorite writers?

-Kafka, Nietzche, Borges, Dante, Dostoyevsky, Hegel

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

-The Piano Soundtrack of Mychael Nyman.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 

-Matilda (Natalie Portman) in Leon, the Professional. I just love her innocent but brave overcoming of life difficulties.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

-My grandmother, who is the most strong and brave human being that I know, and my husband Martin Llamedo, besides my deep admiration he is a most noble and fair being that I met, who with huge efforts and great conviction gets the position and respect that he deserve in the figurative art world.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 

-The Piano, The silence of the Lambs, Titanic, Matrix, The pianist

What role plays art in my life and work?

-Art is my passion, when I paint the hours passed as minutes, I can spend whole of my life in front of canvases between oils, charcoals, brushes or dreaming or thinking in the next concepts, in new beginnings, over and over. When I argue with my husband and colleagues about art it the best of the subject and a happiest moments.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, and partner in crime?  

-Again my husband, we chose each other in a not expected moment and way, but I feel that we have been twin souls since other lives. He is my partner and witness in the life path, hope till our last breath.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?  

-Would like to work with some important collector, or to be exhibited in some important gallery as Arcadia.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

-Dino Valls, Daniel Sprick, Odd Nedrum, Vincent Desiderio, Michael Borremans, Bruno Walpoth.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?  

-It would be a dream come true, to work in some moment of my professional life, with some big art project or to hang some of my pieces in some renowned museum.

Where can you see me or my work?

-You can find my works in Intsgram and Facebook, for now. Also some work in progress process. My web page is in process at this moment.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” means to me? 

-Life itself. Each thing that we do must be done with passion. There is no other way to live fully the life. Passion retires with the last breath, or maybe not; maybe it´s still exists on another level of existence.  

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

-Andrea Kowch, Aranzatzu Martinez, Ann Murphy Robinson, Amaya Gurpide, Zoey Frank.

How can you contact me?

-By Instragram or facebook inbox. Or by email victorianarekarapetian@gmail.com

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