peggy hinaekian

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am foremost a color-field painter and am fascinated by the warm earth tones of the desert landscape and the cool blue hues of the oceans. My colors are evocative of the Egyptian landscape - the quality of the light of the Sinai desert and the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea. This has left an indelible impression on me and has influenced most of my work. I rarely work with a preconceived vision for the final product, thus allowing the possibility of ambiguity and surprise. Conceptually, I try to immerse the viewer in the perceptual experience of space, color and light. My paintings actualize perception by carefully balancing these elements. By using color and texture, I try to breathe movement into my abstract landscapes to guide the viewer into the paintings, making him or her wander into a different reality.  

Hinaekian lives and works in California, Florida and Switzerland 

 

Graduate of the Italian Academy of Art “Leonardo da Vinci”, Rome

History of Art, McGill University, Montreal

Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Institute of Contemporary Prints, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Hinaekian is an internationally recognized, well established artist whose work consists of oils and acrylics on canvas and on paper, collages, monotypes and etchings. Her signed, limited edition etchings of a mythical character were distributed worldwide by English, French and Italian editors. She then embraced abstract art and produced a great number of paintings on canvas and on paper.

  

She had a career as a fashion designer in Boston and Manhattan before pursuing art as a profession. She has exhibited extensively all over the world and was the only American artist invited to participate in the Milan International Exhibition in 2015.

She is a multi-faceted artist and her worldwide travels have influenced her work especially the orange/red hues of the Sahara and New Mexican deserts and the turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the oceans. She has a fascination with creative imagery and is mostly a color field artist; the nostalgic character of her work is best described as atmospheric, poetic and quiet. She tries to breathe movement into her “abstract landscapes” to guide the viewer into the paintings, making him wander into a different reality.