Nikol Aghababyan

Nikol Aghababyan is an Armenian painter born in 1964 in the Koghb village of Armenia’s Tavush region. In 1986, he graduated from the Yerevan Pedagogical Institute of Art and has been painting since. He is a member of the UNESCO International Union of Artists as well as the Armenian Painters’ Union. His work can be found in public and private collections and has been exhibited around the world, including in the United States, Europe, Russia, China, and the Middle East.

Aghababyan places significant value on the notion that expressed energy is positive and would otherwise lose its meaning and purpose. "To me, the style of creativity has lesser importance. But rather it is essential to possess civility and a gentle attitude toward yourself and the world. In order to keep the ever changing balance of the world in harmony, I believe it is crucial to have rapid advancement of art or it might lose its connotation if we are not able to keep pace with today’s rhythm and dynamics. Creativity must run parallel with progressiveness, it should be contemporary, and even take a step further and lead." 

Two of his pieces being auctioned through the AUA Art Auction will benefit scholarships for students studying at AUA.