Gayane Karapetyan is an award-winning contemporary abstract artist who lives and creates in Toronto. During her emerging artistic career, Gaya has succeeded in many of her endeavours. Gaya is a Featured Artist with Manhattan Arts International. The artist is a recipient of Artmajeur Gold Award 2015 and 2014, First Place Winner in CAGO Abstracts, Artprotagonist 2015 Award and Finalist of prestigious art competitions Donkey Art Prize (Italy), Venezia Open Art (Italy) and Lacey Contemporary Summer Art Prize (UK) in 2015. Gaya's works have been published in Volume IX of International Contemporary Artists and featured in the October/November 2015 issue of Aesthetica Magazine. Gaya actively exhibits in Canada and abroad. Gaya's work was and continues to be showcased in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, UK, Japan and the United States. Her art book “Stretching the Boundaries of Abstract” was published in 2015. Gaya’s video art projects appear in major art events and festivals.
“To define the underlying aesthetic concept of my artwork, it is an abstraction which represents an amalgamation of various streams in the contemporary art. Depending on the substance of the selected theme, the aesthetic approach varies from impressionism to abstract expressionism and further to surrealism. The overarching cultural concerns and social message of my work focus on demonstrating beauty and power of nature and with a context that includes the harmony within nature as well as in the human interaction with the nature. With the power of colour, I try to capture the beauty of landscapes, light refractions, mysterious fluctuations of water, texture of flowers, and deviational patterns of a moving form. Music is that powerful source of inspiration which induces my profound emotions, plays on the strings of imagination and culminates in a refined creativity of artwork.”