INTERVIEW : The Heroine’s Journey of Angela Asatryan

Posted by PETER DE KUSTER on JULY 24, 2018

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
The freedom to work at any time of day.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
when i finish a work, and i’m proud of it.
What is my greatest fear?
My biggest fear , is not having more ideas.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
The thing i most deplore of myself is my too much sensitivity.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
I admire humble people who, despite their success, remain themselves.
What is my greatest extravagance?
My dreams.
On what occasion would I lie?
I hate lies.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The attitude of some envious colleagues.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
In my first studio,about 20 years ago.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
Many things would change in me.Be less strict with myself.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
To always have inspiration to work every day.
Where would I most like to live?
In Berlin.
What is my most treasured possession?
My son.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I am a very precise person and I’m very honest.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The sea.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
My city is near the sea,you eat well everywhere.
What books influenced my life and how?
War and Peace,Leo Tolstoy.
Who are my favorite writers?
Thomas Mann,Hermann Hesse,Charles Dickens,Honore de Balzac,Dostoevskij.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
L’Orfeo,Claudio Monteverdi.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Chris Gardner (Will Smith),The Pursuit of Happyness.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Franco Basaglia,psychiatrist and neurologist.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
A Clockwork Orange,Stanley Kubrick.
What role plays art in my life and work?
My life without art I can not imagine.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My first fan is my son,
Whom would I like to work with in 2018?
With interesting people.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018?
With Gerhard Richter.
What project am I looking forward to working onin 2018?
I still have to think about new ideas.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
Around Art Fairs.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
When you have a passion for something,you can not ignore,you have to cultivate.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Fabiola Cuccagna,she is a creative woman who deserves to be told her story.


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