Posted on 26 March 2003
From 22/2/2003 until 5/3/2003 the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi exhibited the art of CHRITCH. The following is a short biography of her:
CHRITCH is a French artist, of Armenian origin. Born in Cairo (Egypt), she graduates from the University of Fine Arts of Cairo, and becomes an active professional in 1984, member of the Egyptian Artists Association (Unesco).
In 1989, she decides to discover Europe. With the strong support of her art loving family, she graduates in 1991 from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris.
After several exhibitions in Paris and Cairo, she immigrates to Montreal where she becomes professional member of RAAV association of Quebec.
In 1996, she comes back to Europe and establishes her permanent residence in Paris.
During the past few years, Chritch has been travelling in the Gulf (Bahrain, Qatar, UAE), and since April 2002, she lives in Abu Dhabi where she is teaching Modern Figure and Abstract Art in the Workshop of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation.
In the Emirates, Chritch has been inspired by the beauty of a rich and colourful heritage, by the outstanding hospitality of the inhabitants, and expresses through her widened palette the human and cultural enrichment she draws from those many years around the world.
“If Art had a unique goal, it would certainly be to provide us with one of the keys to the human soul complexity”. She reveals to us the diversity of her culture through a range of different techniques and media. Her works, which combine symbolism and abstraction, find their origins in emotions and do not tend to reproduce any reality, but to unveil the complexity of human soul. In the transparency of their colors, her paintings are an invitation to uncover the mask of appearances and to reveal the deep strength of imagination.
Today, several galleries around the world exhibit the works of Chritch (Montreal, Toronto, Paris, Giverny, Cairo, New York). Her works touch the sensibility of a worldwide public, for whom she feels a strong and sincere gratitude.