Black Hole of Humanity by Zack Demirtshyan
Black Hole of Humanity
zack demirtshyan
As a son of a nation which has survived genocide, I’ve always want to reflect upon this global issue in my work and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide pushed me to commence this project.
 
The basis of the composition of this work is the “black hole”, which forms as a result of a massive star’s collapse in a galaxy. I have compared the genocide to the astrophysical “black hole”, as an unexplainable, and at the same time objective, reality. The concept represents Western Armenia as a “bright and shining star” disappearing and being absorbed by a “black hole”. Looking from afar, the compositional center of the drawing is in the middle, where the Ottoman gendarmes are baiting Armenian children in a pit as if in a devilish dance (Sam Kadoryan’s citation, world /The world / 29.04.2009). Approaching closer, the viewer's eyes run to the terrifying and fearsome scenes surrounding the "black hole", representing the trouble of all of the massacres and crimes perpetrated by humanity upon itself all over the world (including 70-100 million Native Americans during post Columbian “settlement”, 11 million during the Holocaust, 1.5 million Armenians, and over 1 million victims of the genocide in Rwanda, to name a few), with all of their brutality and "glory."
Black Hole of Humanity Zack Demirtshyan 2015 Copyright © All Rights Reserved
Black Hole of Humanity Zack Demirtshyan 2015 Copyright © All Rights Reserved
Black Hole of Humanity by Zack Demirtshyan
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Black Hole of Humanity by Zack Demirtshyan

As a son of a nation which has survived genocide, I’ve always want to reflect upon this global issue in my work and the 100th anniversary of the Read More
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