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Lousnak A Full Spectrum Of Expressions Image Credit: ArtTour International Magazine
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Lousnak A Full Spectrum Of Expressions

Lousnak fled the Lebanese war with her parents when she was only eleven years old, first to London, then Paris and finally settling in Montreal.

Viviana Puello

Lousnak is the granddaughter of survivors of the horrific Armenian genocide carried out between 1915 and 1923 when the western part of historic Armenia was emptied of Armenians.

Her career in the visual arts started as early as seventeen when she worked as an assistant art director with the monthly Montreal Magazine along side her father Hamo Abdalian. She developed her skills as a sculpture under the wings of the great sculptor Arto Tchakmakdjian while attending visual art courses at UQAM.

Lousnak's style as a painter is predominantly figurative, exhibiting intricate portraits, her palette is minimalist applied with excellent drawing skills and a masterful use of negative space using the sgraffio technique to create paintings that appear almost threedimensional showcasing the influenced of her experience as a sculptor. The use of black and white allows a non-intrusive expression, leaving the viewer a significant freedom for interpretation. Her signature technique of working with drawing accuracy is an integral part of her works, as it becomes the pillar on which her artworks develop. With the use of textures, lines, and brushwork, she portrays the emotional essence of her subjects frequently including surrealistic elements within her paintings, a feature which introduces a dream-like detail into her work. She also chooses to make use of


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