Author(s): Gary Diermendjian
Gary Deirmendjian is a compelling and original voice in the realm of contemporary art. His unusual mode of practice has produced an extensive body of work that is often described as beguiling, thought-provoking and socially concerned. Deirmendjian's work tends towards shared space, existing in public as poised suggestions in direct friction with daily life, often challenging audiences with their scale and immersive qualities. Deirmendjian is equally at ease with the physical brutality and tonnage of quarrying megaliths and impossibly arranging shipping containers, as he is working with the delicacy of yarn and ephemerality of social media. As diverse as his artistic output might be, it stems from a certain unity of intent - given rise by felt thought and realised through virtuosic touch. A Prevailing Sense of Disquiet is a visually rich and multi-voiced introduction to the work and practice of this restless and somewhat defiant creative spirit.