My name is Arman Hostikyan. I was born in 1969 in Yerevan (Armenia). Started working at 15 y.o. as apprentice blacksmith at restoration workshops of Armenian government. At the age of 20 I launched my own business. In 1992 moved to Sochi (Russia).
Now I create metal art for customers and for personal exhibitions. Over 30 years of forging iron I've made hundreds of works. Some works went to private collections abroad: in San Marino, Italy, Cyprus, Singapore, India. Alas, many works cannot be displayed - they are in private collections and can't be shown/photographed according to the contracts.
Phone: +1 (213) 2-617-615
Phone: +7 (918) 102-96-00
Guys, my ironworks are available now at Art-Mine. 6 works there now, new ones coming soon.
Friends, mates, people of Earth! Finally fall issue of Anvil's Ring, quarterly magazine of ABANA, has been delivered to my doorstep. It contains 2 works of mine: 7 Wonders of Armenia and Winter Queen's Mask. The magazine looks nice, works in this issue are quite mature. Thank you, Valerie Ostenak, for all your attention and efforts!
Hello, free people!
My "Mask of Winter Queen" is out for sale.
It's inspired by Michael Whelan's famous painting.
Dimensions: 1000mm x 1200mm.
Price: 120.000 USD.
One of these days we're starting to work on 9 iron chandeliers for Echmiadzin Cathedral. Now the designs are pending approval by Catholicos Garegin II. These chandeliers will be my gift to Armenian Apostolic Church.
In July we'll see the summer issue of ABANA quarterly magazine "The Anvil's Ring", it'll contain my works. Now the issue is being prepared for publishing.
New York girls can make nice sentences, God damn it. And bearded men sure can make nice photos.
Words: Joyce Asper, Agora Gallery New York. Photos: Yaroslav Fenelonov.
“Iron is often overlooked and considered a cheap and low material,” says Arman Hostikyan. “My artworks prove this opinion very wrong: Iron CAN be precious.” Hostikyan’s intricately detailed sculptures find surprising qualities in his material. They give iron a surprising lightness, while also asserting its strength. In the artist’s hands, iron can take on the appearance of a piece of fabric or feathers—but it can also convey the solidity of a castle’s stone façade. With extensive experience carving in wood and working with glass, Hostikyan has developed an impressive sensitivity to recreating a wide range of textures, resulting in a body of work with a commanding physical presence.
His subject material exhibits a similarly wide range—encompassing masks and historical buildings as well as an anime version of Elvis Presley. And his expressive abilities bend the contours of reality just as his skills as a sculptor transform his material. The artist says that his goal is to “impact the viewer’s subconscious,” creating a world of “forgotten dreams and events,” a goal at which he succeeds admirably.