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Marc Balakjian Art

Armenian, 1938-2017

Marc Balakjian was enigmatic in his subject matter creating images that are disturbing in their ambiguity. Armenian by descent, Balakjian was raised in Lebanon. Balakjian spent his early years in the small town of Rayak, before moving to Beirut at the age of 10. Balakjian came to England in 1966, initially to study architecture with a firm in Oxford. Balakjian then decided to study art at Hammersmith College of Art and took up a Postgraduate degree in printmaking at the Slade School of Art in 1971. After graduating, Balakjian began working at Studio Prints in 1973, just as it was establishing itself in Queen’s Crescent. By 1976, Balakjian had become a full-time partner, collaborating with other artists as well as continuing his work, much of which is inspired by his Armenian and Lebanese culture and heritage. By the 1980s work was falling off, so Balakjian and Studio Prints introduced in-house plate-making to serve painters and sculptors who had little experience with printmaking. Artists such as Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud and Ken Kiff – all demanding characters – appreciated Balakjian's attention to detail and his ability to anticipate their thoughts and intentions. Balakjian printed the most technically difficult plates to produce excellent results.

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Marc Balakjian (1940-2017) - Signed 1983 Mezzotint, Fabric Study
By Marc Balakjian
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking mezzotint by printmaker Marc Balakjian showing a detailed cross section of fabric with eyelets. This mezzotint is typical of Balakjian's photo-realist style, displaying hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Marc Balakjian Art

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Mezzotint

Stones
By Marc Balakjian
Located in New Orleans, LA
Marc Balakjian was enigmatic in his subject matter creating images that are disturbing in their ambiguity. Is this image just striped fabric tied with ropes on a platform or is this...
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1990s Marc Balakjian Art

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Mezzotint

In the Silence of Passing Years
By Marc Balakjian
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is an artist proof XII / XII. The artist's subject matter was enigmatic: a recurring theme was that of anonymous packages tied with knots of rope; sometimes there are pris...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Marc Balakjian Art

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Mezzotint

Consequence of an Absence ( A loss makes one more appreciative)
By Marc Balakjian
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is from an edition of 50. The artist's subject matter was enigmatic: a recurring theme was that of anonymous packages tied with knots of rope; sometimes there are prison b...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Marc Balakjian Art

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Mezzotint

Elegy for a Forgotten Day
By Marc Balakjian
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is an artist proof and is annotated VIII / VIII The artist's subject matter was enigmatic: a recurring theme was that of anonymous packages tied with knots of rope; someti...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Marc Balakjian Art

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In Memory of an Historic Phrase
By Marc Balakjian
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Marc Balakjian was enigmatic in his subject matter creating images that are disturbing in their ambiguity. Is this image just striped fabric tied with ropes on a platform or is this...
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1970s Modern Marc Balakjian Art

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