Sculptures with surrealistic overtones that explore the multiple facets of the human condition and tap into the depth of the human psyche.
The artist is of Armenian descent, born in Syria and lives in Montreal.
He had a passion for arts ever since his childhood. At a very young age, he attended The Saryan Academy of Art in Aleppo, Syria. While growing up, Megerditch had to choose his future career. Although he chose to pursue a career in medicine, his devotion to art did not fade.
After establishing himself in Montreal and having a busy practice, Tarakdjian restarted his artistic ventures and improved his skills in sculpting under the guidance of renowned contemporary sculptor Arto Tchakmakchian.
Megerditch Tarakdjian’s works can be found in various public institutions within Canada, the USA, and Armenia. The monument of the Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh made by Tarakdjian stands in the national capital. Another public work of the artist, titled “The Reader” is placed in front of the public library of Town on Mount Royal.
As a physician, as well as an artist and an art lover, Megerditch Tarakdjian believes in the healing power of art.
WORKS ON PUBLIC DISPLAY
Yousuf Karsh Monument
Reginald J.P. Public Library
Mount Royal (Quebec) Canada
Yeghishe Charents Museum
Yerevan State Music Conservatory
William Saroyan School
Armenian Museum of America
Department of Transport of New Brunswick
Crossing the Barrier
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
Freedom at Last
Ministry of Diaspora
Collège des Médecins du Québec
Sourp Hagop Armenian School
Bolsahay Community Centre of Montreal