Rafael Melikyan (known as Rafael Megall, born 2 January 1983) is a contemporary artist. He is noted for his innovative style of drawing, creating a peculiar world of colors, unique perception of line, color sketches and portrayal imagery techniques.
Life and career
Rafael Megall was born into medical doctors’ family in Yerevan, Armenia. Rafael Megall demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, when he was 9 years old, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. He is graduate of Yerevan State Academy of Arts (1998-2004), where he mastered the national traditions of academic painting. His further artistic and creative work opened to his own unique style of painting and visionary artistic philosophy.
Megall’s paintings are demonstrated in many galleries and museums. He is participant to different international exhibitions. Swiftly developing creative activity of Megall is based upon pure traditions of realistic art. His works represent quick feedback on life impressions that keep traces of his strong, active spirit. Paintings of Rafael are blinking with colors, with convincing forms, revealing the wish to understand the essence of our world.
Rafael Megall’s exhibitions
Starting from 1995, he has had numerous individual exhibitions, as well as has participated in a number of international exhibitions and has received highest appreciation of critics both in the homecountry and abroad. The list of exhibitions is as follows: Sofa New York in 2009, Artexpo New York in 2009, Florence Biennale in 2009, Toronto Art Expo in 2010, individual exhibition in Armenia in 2010, Kuwait 2011, solo exhibition in London 2011, Broadway gallery in New York 2011, solo exhibition in Armenia 2011, Florence Biennale in 2011.
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