Evgeniya Martirosyan is an Irish based artist with a background in philosophy and design. She has have successfully completed a BA honors in Fine Art (1.1) in 2016 at Crawford College of Art and Design. Her degree show had a great response from viewers, generating interest from galleries and institutions. Following the show she was awarded a number of residencies and awards including Sample Studios Residency Award , the National Sculpture Factory Residency & Mentorship Award and Cork Film Centre Exhibition Award.
Since graduating Evgeniya received an individual bursary award from Cork City Art Council and also from Art Council Ireland. Her most recent work has been exhibited with TACTIC gallery ‘Forward Looking, Looking Back now’ (2016) show and with 126 Galley, Galway ‘Brainchild’ (2017) show.
Evgeniya is currently engaged in the Cork Arts Support Team (CAST) Artist-in-Studio Scheme. This Scheme is designed to support emerging artists by giving them freedom to focus on developing their practice. Working primarily in the medium of sculpture and installation Evgeniya is at the moment focusing on developing a new body of work for her upcoming solo exhibition in TACTIC Gallery, Cork.
My current body of work stems from my interest in modern science and philosophy and lies at the intersection between art, science and philosophy. The latest developments in science are raising many philosophical questions and are revealing something about the nature of reality that might elude purely scientific explanation. It seems that probability, uncertainty and relativity are embedded into the very fabric of our world. This solid, linear and objective reality created by our senses might be just an illusion, although a very coherent and persistent one. Working with some elemental materials and using a broad range of techniques I aim to capture this sense of fragile mystery in my dynamic and interactive sculptural work.
As I attempt to convey the elusive nature of reality, I investigate materials and effects that might have a hesitant or problematic existence eg falling water, ice, steam, foam, reflections and so forth. The transient organic matter is often contrasted and framed by rigid industrial materials such as concrete, metal and glass. I build complex structures that are mechanically and electrically activated, allowing the audience to engage with fundamental states of transition.
There is always a limit to my ability to control the ephemeral matter and so the work evolves in an unpredictable way and according to its own inner laws. My aim is to convey the poetic qualities of this fluid and ungraspable state of things and to create an the opportunity for philosophic reflection.