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"There is a lot I could say about Hovanesian and I will. Hovanesian has been a loyal supporter, follower and contributor to TheAppWhisperer since our inception, she's also a good friend, which is a bonus (for me). It was her art though, that attracted me first to Hovanesian and there's a reason for that. She is one of Mobile Photography's most influential artists, totally obssessed with the process of making art and as a result, it stands apart. She has reinvented self portraiture through mobile art, she is a mobile artist's artist and her reputation continues to grow.
There's a deeply feminine and feminist identity to her images, an exploration of her own femininity and themes of transformation and metamorphosis seem significant. There's a book, authored by Erving Hoffman entitled "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life", it details the ways we all have "front-stage and backstage personalities, that we perform all the time, when we walk down the street, when we go into a shop. And when we are behind closed doors we go into a bit of a slump". With this in mind, I can see that Hovanesian is a performer, one whose work is deep and heavy weight. I am not convinced that Hovanesian sees her portraiture as therapeutic, as such or even particularly voyeuristic.
Hovanesian is not a full time artist, yet, her path to becoming an artist could be seen as painful and hard but it is balanced within her self portraiture, her vast output reflects a deeply considered creative process, focused on intuition and improvisation. Hovanesian's boundless artistry explodes in all directions and we want more.
July 11, 2017
Armineh redefines the self-portrait in her work featuring haunting and vintage black and white photography that will linger in your consciousness for days.
Art House NYC
November 1, 2016
September 17, 2016
In my incessant quest for how the visual art world is evolving I look at many artists work and inevitably go through your newest additions.
What is so very refreshing in observing your work is how you touch various genera of not only photography but the more encompassing visual arts world and artists.
I think now I can articulate what I had noticed a while back but refrained from expressing. If you would forgive my insolence please.
I am not sure if you do this with deliberate intention or if this is simply a coincidental occurrence but I see how some of your work brings long gone visual artists such as Jacque Henri Lartigue, Cartier-Bresson, Weston and Hitchcock back to life.
I just love it. It is as if they are reincarnated and are back at it through you.
Your work keeps on getting more and more interesting.
Thank you again for providing the rest of us with your vision of the world as you see it.
Please keep it up and let us have more.
September 16, 2016
I finally had the chance to look at your website and your wonderful work.
I especially liked the "Elements of Vachag". I really liked the layers upon layers of mixed mediums that in totality conjured up different feelings.
Keep in touch and keep up the great work.
July 13, 2016
You paid forward by putting in visual form, on print, on screen into people's minds what many want to see. Your images are what they often can't even imagine in their minds with their eye shut.
So if you want to thank me and many others for their recognition of your talent and appreciation of your work ... Just keep it up.
You have an unadulterated talent probably because no one ever trained you, told you what to do and what not to do, you have observed art, learned from what you liked and disliked and now you are giving it back, probably without realizing, which makes you not only an artist but also a generous person.
July 17, 2015
Her eye never lies.
Thoughtful, provoking, real
April 16, 2014
Love the way you speak with images, the way an image is transformed into the oil of a traditional painting to convey even more meaning. Not only pleasant to look at but also intriguing, they pull the spectator in seeking details about your thoughts.I can see how you look for things and once found you share it with those who are willing to see.
Don’t ever stop this creative endeavor.
Thank you for sharing your vision in this way.
May 21, 2013
You have great set of images, Armineh. One thing strikes me the most is that you think outside of the box! Keep your uniqueness.
April 14, 2013
I feel that your digital photography is very cutting edge, I like the fact that you are making a statement and saying something relevant through your work!
Angela Di Bello
Director / Agora Gallery
Editor-in-Chief / ARTisSpectrum
April 11, 2013