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About Bunker Art Group
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The Art of the Bunker Art Group

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About the Bunker Group

The art of the Bunker Art Group serves as an exemplary hallmark to artistic potential which thrives when the artist is free to create.  Their art stands as a representative beacon of hope for the benefits of a free and creative world. They are a tribute to individual effort and the struggle of the artists of the world. The Bunker Group is irrefutable evidence of the benefits of freedom of expression.

The Bunker Art Group consists of artists from the former Soviet Union and has its origins in what has been called the "underground or dissident artists" movement of the former Soviet Union. The “bunker” referred to here is reminiscent of the old war bunkers, which offered a kind of security during bombings.

During the soviet times, artists needed to find a philosophic retreat where they were safe from the restraints of the old government. They needed a place where they were free to create in their own way for their own reasons, and not be subject to the dictates or tastes of society around them. The artists needed a place to be free.

Since coming to America the Bunker Art Group has worked together to create, build, advance and exhibit their art as symbolic expressions of their freedom. Bunker's art is unquestionable evidence of the depth of their inner spiritual world and creativity forces. It reflects artists emotions during different periods of their life. Sometimes it is passion, sometimes it is peaceful calmness transformed in the beautiful blends of shapes and colors. It is a creative, inspired and prolific expression of each individual artist. As a Bunker advocate recently said:

"The only thing that stands in the way of greatness for this group, this inspired movement, this tribute to free expression, is getting the world to see them."

Their art is as unique as the artist themselves. It passionately utilizes colors, shapes, strokes and assemblage  to create one of a kind masterpieces of abstract expression. Though a relatively new school, the bunker group has become international in scope (six active members live in Los Angeles, two in Paris, one in Moscow, few in Yerevan) and received a recognition from art critiques and press.

Works by several of the Bunker group artists are part of the Rutgers University (New Jersey) Museum of Non-Conformist Art (in their permanent collection). The Bunker group has previously had shows in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles , Lithuania, Cypress and various members are shown throughout the State Museum and Ministries of Armenia.

The group is characterized by abstraction, spiritualistic, various philosophical orientations and the esoteric.  More than just a group of visual artists, the group also includes poets and musicians, writers and other intellectuals.


The members of the Bunker Group are:

Kiki (Grigor Mikaelyan), Founder and Leader
Lark (Larisa Pilinsky), Artist/Exhibit Curator
Sev (Hachatryan, Henry)
Rotch (Armen Hajian)
Achot Achot (Achot Kazarian)
Narine Isajanyan
 Lucine Khachatrian
Olga Rader
Tigran Aroutiounian

Vera Arutyunyan


The Art of the Bunker Art Group


Kiki


Kiki


Lucine Khachatrian


Tigran Aroutounian


Lark


Lark


Sev


Sev


Lark


Lark


 Lucine Khachatrian


Vera Arutyunyan


Kiki


Olga Rader


Tigran Aroutiounian


Olga Rader


Kiki


Armen Rotch


Armen Rotch



Achot Achot


Narine Isajanyan



Achot Achot


 


Narine Isajanyan


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