Unconventional artist for our times

Finding inspiration through spirituality is what brings Vásken Kalayjian’s abstract paintings to life. Vasken Kalayjian, a multi-disciplinary artist, a meditation teacher, designer, a branding expert and a businessman delves deep into the human psyche. Through his lifelong practices and studies of the spiritual and mystical in nature, Kalayjian creates larger than life oil paintings such as “Returning to Source” and “Manifestation of Unconscious”.

“Vasken Kalayjian’s paintings evoke brilliantly the world-canceling enlightenment that can be attained only in a state of deep meditation.”



Kalayjian’s paintings are a profound exploration of a different nature-the study of the human mind and our conscious or unconscious states. His studies of yoga, Qigong, Buddhism and Zen meditation has influenced what emerged as a unique and distinct language in his art. He spends extended periods of time in nature, going on classical vision quests consisting of fasting, meditation and shamanic practices. Always exploring, growing and learning, Kalayjian later arrived at the Work, which was developed by the mystic and philosopher Gurdjieff, as well as some of the Sufi teachings. These rich and varied explorations of the esoteric nature for the past 30 years have fused into Kalayjian’s work as we see it today.

“His pictures possess a lyricism verging on the rhapsodic, and to encounter a large group of them in a gallery is an experience not unlike stumbling unexpectedly upon a natural wonder in the midst of the concrete jungle.”


His most recent show titled, Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Vasken Kalayjian, will be held on February 23rd from 6:30-9:00pm at Kaleidoscope studio. Attached please find a PDF of Vasken Kalayjian’s work along with information on the show below:

Opening Reception:
Thursday February 23, 2012
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Kaleidoscope Studio
307 West 38th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10018
(the show will be on view until Friday March 23. M-F 10am-4pm)

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