About Sarkis Hamalbashian
Sarkis was born in 1956 in Gyumri, the cradle of many talented poets and artists. He had intended to move to Yerevan a longtime ago and the earthquake of 1988 only accelerated in implantation of this decision. Sarkis will carry the memory of that event with him always. Once in Yerevan, he entered Panos Telmezian Fine Arts College, after his graduation he became one of the central figures of contemporary art in Armenia.
In 2009 Sarkis was given the title of Honorable Artist of Republic of Armenia. In the same year a solo exhibition of his works was held at the National Gallery of Armenia.
In 2015 his personal exhibition entitled “Armenian District” opened at the Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan.
Sarkis never creates without inspiration.
“I never fix my attention on the technique. I simply trust my feeling and instincts. As a result, something especially amazing is born”