Areg Balayan

Areg Balayan. Yerevan, Armenia

Questions and answers

Who are you?

First of all I’d say that it's impossible to describe the essence. The very essence is the understanding of being and existing for each one of us. Who am I? I have no idea but there’s one thing I'm sure about. I look for light especially in dark places and I try to show the light of these dark places.

The media you work with?

Photography, Street Art, Illustrations

What do you do? What is your topic of research?

I’m a documentary photographer and I paint everything. The topic of my research is me and life.

What does it mean for you?


Interesting fact about you…

My academic profession was animal engineering (genetics of farm animals, selection, breeding and artificial insemination) but at the age of 33 I finally quit because the system in which my work environment was created was completely rotten. I did not want to stay in that system. And the philosophy of my life was in conflict with my profession. I decided not to go against myself.

“I believe in the power of …”

I believe in miracle / the name of this miracle is life with every attribute of it/ It surrounds us everywhere but we gave it simple names and forgot to see and realize it.

What does Ground means to you?

I'm not good at English and as far as I know it 's the ground, it' s the soil, but Maria said it 's the foundation too. The foundations of our country have been shaken and the "lands" have decreased. At the moment, the "Ground" is the place from which only nourishment can give new shoots for preserving our genetic memory and reviving what already exists in today's world..