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This week’s Standard Vision artist spotlight on the SVLA1 screen at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles features work by experimental photographer Osheen Harruthoonyan. Harruthoonyan is the latest of many artists to be invited to take over a two week-long recurring 15-second spot to showcase their work to the public.
Osheen Harruthoonyan’s family story stretches across the globe. From his Italian grandmother orphaned in India to his own upbringing spanning Greece, Iran and Canada and later moves from Vancouver to Toronto to Montreal, Harruthoonyan’s world seems to always be spinning.Perhaps that’s why this photographer is drawn to create images of space — planets, stars, galaxies that by the moment we see them are already in the past. Part of Harruthoonyan’s family history is intertwined in the Armenian genocide, with other pieces of their past left in places whose names have now changed. For the Montreal-based artist, the universe is always changing — and always related to his own memory and history.
– Lise Hosein