We had the good fortune of connecting with Krikor Tchay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krikor, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor to my success is not forcing anything. I told myself from day one that I was creating for the pure satisfaction of my soul. I kept and still keep things very organic when it comes to social media, networking and anything involving the art scene. I don’t even do commissions no matter how much money is involved because then I become a slave to my craft and working under someone else’s needs and not my own. I guess you can call me selfish but I’m definitely okay with that.
Please tell us more about your art. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about.
My art combines the concept of fluidity, improvisation and structure. These pieces are meant to convey various messages, emotions and ideas challenging the very core of how we perceive life today. It is meant to be a reflection of our mistakes, insecurities and guilty pleasures. The intent is for you to see the beauty found in pain, and the undeniable pain found in all things beautiful.
I’m proud of my first and current Solo Art Exhibition being held the entire month of April at the Glenmark Hotel in Glendale, CA.
I got to where I am by constantly drawing, painting, creating and just simply putting my work out there. So yes, that part was/is easy.
The most challenging process is getting in touch with established art galleries and having them represent you. Some get back to you and some don’t. I’ve decided to keep doing what I do and have them come to me. I know it sounds crazy….but I believe in time it will happen as long as I stay true to my craft.
The biggest lesson in life is to not force anything.
I want the world to know that my Art is not only my individual story, it’s our story.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d start the day with breakfast at Tallyrand in Burbank for their amazing Chili hash, eggs over easy and jalapenos. Then we’d go over to MOCA or Hammer Museum to take in some amazing art. Then we’d go to lunch at Dan’s Subs in Woodland Hills for their amazing/famous LA Pastrami sandwich. Then we’d take a nap. Naps are crucial in life. Definitely go see some local bands atThe Echo or Echoplex. Universal Studios would definitely be on the list too. The Tap Room at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday night would be a must. They have the best truffle fries, lobster rolls and extra dirty martinis.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Here we go… The Universe, My beautiful wife Sonia & daughter, Lara Bear. My Tchay family, The Celik Family, The Alexandrian Family, Charles Garabedian (American Artist), all my friends and family that check me, make fun of me and keep me humble, and everyone that has just shown me nothing but pure love and support throughout my journey.
Twitter: Krikor Tchay @tchayart
Other: TikTok: @tchay_art
Cathryn Farnsworth Gilbert Molinet