Edgar Davidian The Art of Raffi Tokatlian between Imagination and History
Born from imagination and history, the sculpture of Raffi Tokatlian belong to a double world where earth and sky, sensuality and torment, surrealism and reality, beauty and decay, gentleness and violence, war and peace, live together.
Polished, field and pounced sculptures, sometimes even rough or granulated, meeting questions, turmoil, anxieties, but also the canons of aesthetics, concerns, demands and hopes of the twenty first century.
Here the bronze talks. It talks vehementhly and energetically against oblivion and obsenteeism. It talks about the duty of memory, devastation and the collapse of human values.