Triptych (Jerusalem)

In Amsterdam, Arti et Amititiae

'Bonjour Monsieur Breitner'

It is a pleasure and a great honour
at the beating heart of Amsterdam, in Arti
to appear near to you, with this ' triptych' (Jerusalem)
My Dutch dynamic reality
expressif, minimalistic and in a meditative way
the present, the past and the future expectations
under the watching eyes of the beheaded St James -
remembrances from my youth stay at the cloister
with wishes - A peaceful world for us all
I would like to raise the glass 'To Life'!
As an alchemist, I try to find answers
Why, there are so many miseries and pain around us?
Shall a real peace ever come with revelations?
Again there was a total silence ...

Krikor Momdjian

If you happen to be in the center of Amsterdam ( in April or May 2019). on the Rokin, this 'Triptych' is hanging now at Arti et Amicitiae, next to Breitner... (Open for non members, from Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 pm).

Being honoured to be chosen as a member artist, to hang this work at the central place of the Berlage interior, next to the painting of Breitner (who was a member, like Mondriaan) - for the Event - 'Boven de Schouw, De Kunstenaar Uitgelicht'. End of May, there will be a live interview in front of this painting 'Triptych (Jerusalem)' which reflects actual themes, questioning - The Identity issue, Ignorance, Injustice and Arrogance of power. a.o.

- This work is based on my own Trilogy, starting from my stay in Jerusalem at the Armenian seminary St James (you see his face awakening in the middle of the picture), between my cultural roots and my actual dynamic Dutch Identity. All this expressing the development of the language of painting in me during the last Fifty years.

Triptych (Jerusalem), oil painting, gold pigment, on linen, 175x90 cm, 2005

Drieluik Jeruzalem olieverf en goud pigment op linnen 175x90 cm 2005

'The World of Dido' - Berlin project

Performance of krikor during concert in Berlin (15 April 2018).
In a collaboration with the composer Christoph Ostendorf, during the concert
'The World of Dido' and the Release of the new CD of Univocale, Krikor performed
as an Artist-Poet by reciting a selection of his poems telling short stories.
Looking forward to collaborating in a following project in Berlin with an exhibition of Krikor's paintings
together with a new concert with the poems of krikor set to music by Christoph Ostendorf.

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Concert Univocale in Berlijn. 15.4.2018

Concert Univocale in Berlijn. 15.4.2018 2

Concert Univocale in Berlijn. 15.4.2018 3

Concert Univocale in Berlijn 15.4.2018

© Krikor Momdjian • E-mail: kmomdjian@hotmail.com