Born in Beirut into a Lebanese-Armenian family, Bezdikian went abroad aged 18 to study engraving and painting, first in Italy and later in Paris. Bezdikian is recognised as a great master in the field of engraving, developing a renowned oeuvre of gouaches on paper and oils on canvas.
His paintings are rare and often sought after, since the number he has created is small. A recurrent theme in Bezdikian’s paintings is the insertion of figures into a land or cityscape which is only suggested by the geometric lines and shapes of the composition.
This constructivist approach refers to this artist’s attempt to put some order into world chaos, like his experiences back in Beirut, the disorder he still sees today and the first of all disorders – the Armenian genocide.
In the artist’s latest works, monumental figures seem to increasingly replace architectural structure and to be the core of the composition’s space.