|Born in Armenia in 1978, OninO has always been a respectable painter, but she was unclear about taking up art as a career choice. But after her time in a dedicated art institution, OninO encountered the artworks of the Russian maestro, Vagarshak Torosjin. This led to a massive change in the student who was so persuaded by the artistic genre of Toros (Torosyan Vagarshak) that she began studying art earnestly. One cannot but discount the ample and enormous influence of Toros in shaping the vocation of OninO as an independent artist who demonstrates profound creative potential of her own.
It shall be greatly unreasonable to term the effects of Toros on her paintings as plain replication it was meant more as an imbibing of alike procedures, brush strokes and developing of one's imagination that should be carried forefront. OninO, who was particularly fascinated by the remarkable and unusual faces of Toros, spent two years learning art under him in U.S.A. By this time, on the other hand, the master was victorious in making her comprehend her unique manner and develop her artistic potentials through the substantial assortment of her oil.
Whatever comparison made between a master and a protВgВe can't be considered as an imitation of art on any person. It is actually an understanding of the creative ability of each artist in trying to stress the artistic flair of each while pointing out the outside influences of the polished outcome.
As is expected, the influence of Vagarshak Torosjin is quite evident in some of the former art pieces of OninO. Though even in the subsequent years she keeps some of it, it is more during the latter portion of her creative tenure when we can discern the eccentricity of OninO as an artist. During the early episodes, one detects similarity especially in the interpretation of the characters, this includes the similar thin faces, with curious expressions. A particular look however, shows that Torosijn Vagarshak's characters are either at times more rational and at others, totally weird, while those of OninO's are somewhere in the middle. Interestngly enough, one acquires the view that her characters are bigger than in reality and more magnificent and loud in their mannerisms.
One cannot help but disregard in both the pieces of Vagarshak Torosjin's and OninO, the highlighting of the various styles of hats that the characters wear. While the faces of Toros are without hats (though the characters do don a hat in the other paintings), every painting of OninO has the characters donning some or the other type of colorful hat. In fact, all of OninO's hats are interesting and they attract as much attention as the characters themselves.
Both however, maintain their influence of Cubism; OninO at times more than her mentor. Her toying with shapes is very cleverly demonstrated and so delicate that one may neglect it if not viewed with a perfectionist eye. The amalgamation of natural factors and emotions into all of the paintings is one characteristic of both Torosijn Vagarshak and OninO. However, while Toros firmly keeps barely any touch of feminist elements in his works, OninO's paintings are complete with them.
OninO's love of romance, match making, celebrations and display of fine living make her pieces have a clerly dissimilar feel from that of Toros, who can be more associated with the two extremes of make believe as well as realism. Similar to some other areas, both artists are pretty much mismatched in their preference of themes.
The bold brush strokes of Vagarshak Torosjin versus the more restrained ones of OniO's and alike color palette are on the other hand, personal preferences that come forefront while viewing the two painters.
In the interpretation of emotions within the images of their work of art, whether hilarious or miserable, love or excitement, rage or disappointment, the two painters expose ample testimony of mastery. It's in this resemblance yet individual exhibition of creative skill and impressions that both the artists stand their own niche and OninO makes her proclamation as painter of enormous caliber rather intensely felt.