Marc Guiragossian, is the grandson of the widely celebrated neo-expressionist painter, Paul Guiragossian. At only the age of twenty three, Marc who has been painting since childhood, has already achieved great success in the art world. In 2016 his debut solo-show at Mark Hachem gallery in Beirut, sold-out almost instantly. As a result of this success, the artist moved to Berlin to further develop his style and in the last year has also set-up a studio location in London. Marc’s work is comparable to Francis Bacon in the sense that he is able to combine the profound reality depicted in works by the likes of Velazquez and Rembrandt, with the chance effects of what Surrealists call ‘automatism’. The result is a unique figurative work which evokes an indelible effect on the viewer’s soul.
Marc Guiragossian (b. 1995) is a rising contemporary painter, whose works are distinguished by a vibrant immediacy which attests to the dialogue between modernity and tradition in his aesthetic philosophy. Grandson of eminent neo-expressionist painter Paul Guiragossian, Marc began painting in childhood, and had his first group exhibition at the Galerie Gegenwart, Karlsruhe, in 2008, when he was still a teenager. Since his debut, his works have been shown with Beirut Art Discovery, at the Musée Emmanuel Paul Guiragossian in Lebanon (2014), and at the 2015 Beirut Art Fair, where he was represented by Emmagoss Art Gallery. 2015 also saw a solo exhibition at The Gallerist in Beirut, followed by another in the following year at the Mark Hachem Gallery, which sold out almost immediately. In 2016, Guiragossian’s first auction offering, The Angel (2015), debuted at Bonhams New Bond Street. Fuelled by this success, Guiragossian relocated to Berlin, where he continued to develop his characteristic blend of bold, unfettered visual expression- marked by dynamic colours, brushwork, and forms- and underlying technical discipline. In the last year, he has also established a studio in London, reflecting the broad range of traditional and contemporary aesthetic and cultural influences which inform his work. Guiragossian is the subject of increasing interest in the press, having appeared in Art South Africa’s 2019 UNFOLD Art XChange feature. Most recently, the artist's works were included in two group shows: Matisse to Michelangelo: Five Centuries of Master Drawings, Colnaghi, London, 2019 and Resonance x Relevance, Karnik Gallery, London, 2019.
It is worth noting that Guiragossian's works are held in numerous very well established international public and private art collections and most recently, Instituit du Monde Arabe, Paris, acquired a work for their permanent collection, in 2021.
Resonance x Relevance4 Mason's Yard 25 Sep - 20 Oct 2019KARNIK GALLERY'S FIRST EXHIBITION, TAKING PLACE IN MASON'S YARD, LONDON, COMMUNICATES AN EXCITING VOICE WITHIN THE CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD. SHINING A NEW LIGHT ON HISTORY AND HERITAGE, RESONANCE X RELEVANCE COMBINES EXAMPLES OF THE OLD MASTERS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, FEATURING WORKS BY GUIDO DE PASCALE, HIRO ANDO, LINO LAGO, MOUNA...