Location: Burnaby, BC
Member Since: 2022
Aelita Aghuzumtsyan grew up in Armenia, where she studied art technology for textile design at the State Institute of Fine arts in Yerevan, in 1996. Since then she started to paint on different types of silk, using exquisite silk painting techniques. After the completion of her degree, Aelita moved to Dresden, Germany where she enhanced and further developed her skills as a graphic designer and worked most of the time for advertising agencies but never lost focus on her passion, arts on silk. She was able to present her work at art fairs in Berlin, Munich and Dresden, and also attended some previously in Armenia. Aelita’s silk scarves and paintings are inspired by her dreams at night, her reflection on things that remind her of her beautiful home country Armenia, and her relationships with colours, patterns and shapes found in nature. After moving with her two boys and her husband to Vancouver in 2016, she put silk art on a temporary hold to pursue her goals as a graphic designer. However, this break brought new experiences, discoveries and dreams with it. In 2020, Aelita set up her home studio to continue her passion for more art.
My fascination with fabrics and silk as a medium has always inspired me to find new shapes and lines. I love experimenting with tie-dye, batik and resist techniques in all directions to translate my visions on silk. On the one hand, these pieces show the dynamic of my dreams, which lead to infinity, and how far removed they are from reality. On the other hand, the upheavals between traditional and free, individual understandings.