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Margarita Matulyan with her sculpture “Qaj Nazar”

As the daughter of renowned painter Tigran Matulyan, art has always been present in Margarita Matulyan’s life. It wasn’t until Margarita started school at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, however, that she actually decided to pursue art as her own career. By her second year, she had fallen in love with sculpture.

Margarita, who was born in 1985, was a fourth-year student when her first personal exhibition – a collection of bronze sculptures – opened in 2006. She then went on to show her work in a variety of group exhibitions.

“My mind is always busy with my work,” Margarita said. “I chose different materials for my sculptures — bronze, copper, even paper.” The idea of making sculptures from paper arose unexpectedly for her. She used to make models out of it before starting her future sculptures, since paper allows for many modifications and improvisations. She ended up liking the paper sculptures so much that she decided to exhibit them, too. (more…)

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