LAUNCH Gallery is proud to present two solo shows by local mid-career artists who present painterly images inspired by whole-life experiences, imagined ideals and punk rock influences. In Home Turf, Hagop Najarian uses vibrant colors combining seasoned elements of abstraction and figuration to create memorable paintings oozing with hope and inspiration.
“Home Turf is a series of paintings that reunites my history of figuration with my previous series of abstract paintings. The intersection of these two genres culminates in the synthesis of color, sound, gesture and memory.
“As an ongoing record of my visual DNA, these paintings ignite both the audible and visual senses within my creative process as a painter and musician. The imagery in the paintings summons the emotive powers of memory, euphoria and nostalgia, providing a dialogue for the viewer and their own senses of color, gesture and joy. We are all a culmination of our own life experiences as we reflect on our Home Turf.” ~ Hagop Najarian
Hagop Najarian is a working artist and college professor living in La Mirada, California. He received his BFA in drawing and painting at Cal State Univ. Long Beach and in 1995 he completed his graduate study at Tyler School of Art at Temple University through their study abroad program in Rome, Italy and Philadelphia campus.
Hagop has been a Professor of Art teaching Drawing and Painting at Cerritos College since 1999. His Tenure there includes serving as Department Chair, Faculty Senate, Club Advisor and numerous administrative committees. In addition to exhibiting his work locally and nationally, he is a co founding member of the art collective Museum Adjacent and also a member of Durden and Ray and High Beams, which are locally run artists collectives that have developed many exhibitions throughout Los Angeles, nationally and Internationally.