Art and its power to heal.
Arsen Asatryan is an artist living and working in Spitak, Armenia.
Though he painted at a young age, he didn’t commit himself seriously to the art until after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which left him paralyzed.
In those years, painting became both a source of solace and a way to contribute toward Arsen’s medical expenses.
“I was in a wheelchair and I needed something to occupy myself, and a job that didn’t involve using my legs,” he says. “I decided to pursue my childhood dream.”
Arsen’s work ranges from traditional still life to Armenian iconography and biblical scenes.