About.Ava-2Meeting Ava Tebyanian today, one would not suspect that behind her everyday corporate life, lies an overflowing artistic creative one. In fact, this New York City born and Geneva, Switzerland raised artist of Persian origins, proved to have an exceptionally refined esthetic taste at a very young age. Born in an art loving family, she has been, all throughout her younger years, initiated to this world, notably by following violin lessons at the Geneva Conservatory of Music and classical dance concurrently with her academic studies. At the end of her schooling, Ava wished to enter a Design School and her father suggested a Jewelry Setting and Gemology School as an alternative. Not knowing which way to go, she chose to temporarily put aside her creative instincts, and launched herself into the Trading world. Despite being professionally prosperous, she felt a void that was left to be filled, and a first collection, composed of stones, pieces of silver and vermeil, was born in 2009. The success of her first exhibition encouraged her to develop herself in the art of Jewelry Making and Design.

 

The bypath Ava took in order to get where she is today, is represented in her work. Life, as she sees it, is a quest, a journey that keeps going forward in order to reach its goal...

 

In her search for symbolism, the artist turns the matter she wields into a metaphor for human life. Just like our souls are maltreated by the hazards of our paths, metal is pulled, twisted, filed and pounded to become a piece of jewelry : the stigmata of existence are thus depicted. Through their strange, unique and unprecedented aspect, her creations captivate. Movement prevails over symmetrical perfection, straight lines and flawless angles. Circularity has the place of honor, and interpretations well up. Through a single stroke, she draws concepts that are a priori unrelated: the circle represents all at once the human eye, the Infinite, the divine, or the eternal cycle of life. Harmony emerges from this profusion of symbols, and, shifting from the initial metaphorical impurity, we find ourselves contemplating the continuity of an abstract world, filled with subtleties only a human eye can catch. Ava Tebyanian's jewels originate from a holistic vision of our universe, not only one she invites us to share, but one she offers us to grace ourselves with...