LOT 14
Hagop Sulahian
Red Box, 2021
Painting in Acrylic on Canvas, Box in Plexiglas with Accessories
65 x 65 x 11 cm


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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About This Artwork

"The functional art piece is an abstract painting graphically creating a three-dimensional impression as the concentric squares made with a special selection of colors take the attention of the viewer towards the central piece which is a fiery red that is transformed from a graphic three-dimensional art piece to an actual three-dimensional object which juts out of the canvas. 

The predominance of the central piece is emphasized by the change of the material from canvas to Plexiglas and even more accentuated by its glossy surface.  

Functionally the whole piece is nothing but a façade piece similar to art pieces that cover safes behind them, but in this case the trophy is within the RED BOX that becomes instantly visible once opened on its side hung hinges and held into place by a pack of protective masks. 


 Thus, the emergency kit is within reach but cleverly tucked with easy and simple access to it when needed as all it takes is to “open” the artwork and grab the kit inside. 

As an architect and artist, my passion is a mix between orderly discipline and artistic chaos and how to find a balance between the two. The geometry in the artwork is broken up by the rebellious semi circles that are visual anti-gravity capsules that put the whole piece in a state of visual suspension leading to the RED SQUARE that serves as the focal point which has the LIFE BOX discretely tucked behind it. I have always in my architectural designs tried to marry functionality, space and aesthetics, a blend which is aspired by many and alluded by most designers.  "

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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • About Hagop Sulahian

    "Architect, Visual Artist in multiple styles, his works being mainly abstract & graphic, creator of public monuments & sculptures.
    Holds a BArch. AUB; University College London, IAP Program Certificate in Specialized field studies in restoration of heritage buildings, murals, Frescoes, azulejos in Portugal, Museum Curatorial studies Beijing Art Academy. 
    His artistic career since 2000 covers 6 solo exhibitions, 75 collective exhibitions, biennales in 45 countries namely; New York, LA, Paris, London, Barcelona, Venice, Milano, Constanta, Cluj, Beijing, Shanghai, Urumqi, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Mexico City, Penang, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Guwahati, Dhaka, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Medellin & others. His works are in the collections of 12 museums.   
    Winner of the “Olympic Fine Arts Gold Medal” 2012 London Olympics – UK, “Sash of Honor” 2012 from the Minister of Higher education - Lebanon, “Ambassador of Arts” from the Mayor of Wanju 2012 – South Korea, “International LIONS” Award 2013 from the UK ambassador, “Key of the City of Phitsanulok” 2013 from Naresuan University President – Thailand, “Hariri Foundation Trophy” 2005 for the “Monument of Freedom”, Saida.                                                                                                   
    As an Architect and an environmental designer for embellishing cities he executed monumental projects in cut ceramics in public places like the Ain Mreisse corniche ceramic benches, Salim Salam tunnel murals, Beirut river wall mural, Kempinski Summerland Marina walls & public gardens and monuments like Beirut coastal highway, Haigazian University and Damascus highway Aley roundabout. Curator and concept developer of International Art Exhibitions like “Mask Art” 2020, MEADOWS - Personal Structures 2017 Venice Biennale and Salon des Beaux Arts in Carousel du Louvre 2018-19, “My Dream of Peace” International teens’ art exhibition at the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Convention, Barcelona, 2015, Sotchi Olympics youth art exhibition 2014, SV Gallery 2019, Beirut. A certified Art Therapist & organizer of art therapy workshops of mental wellness for traumatized children and adults.                                                                                                                                        
    Two times selected to represent Lebanon at the Beijing International Art Biennale 2010-12                                                                                                                                               
    Keynote speaker at the “Art & the City” conference, during the “Green Earth” Exhibition, Shilpakala National Academy of Fine & Performing Arts, Dhaka, “Art and the City” conference at Pochang University, Bangkok, Thailand, “City Embellishment Projects” CETYS University,Mexicali, is hosted on numerous international radio interviews and TV shows. 
    Member of the Lebanese Order of Engineers & Architects, co-founder of MEADOWS ngo, AUB Alumni Association, British Lebanese Association, Antoni Gaudi Club Barcelona."



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    Hagop Sulahian
    Red Box

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