Visual Arts (Canada)
"Being forced to remain at home during this time has given me the opportunity to get back into certain hobbies, including painting. It has also allowed me to break away from my usual style and create more abstract sculptures. This piece is how I see isolation. Of course, it is up to interpretation…"
Hagop Janbazian is a Toronto-based artist, specializing in sculpting and monument design. Born in Anjar, Lebanon, Janbazian has lived in Toronto, Canada, since 1975.
He is the designer and creator of several public and private monuments including the Fallen Canadian Peacekeeping Soldiers Monument at the Vishnu Mandir Temple (Richmond Hill, Ontario), the Holocaust Memorial at Bathurst Lawn (Toronto, Ontario), the Battle of Musa Ler Memorial (Cambridge, Ontario), as well as several memorial monuments dedicated to the Armenian Genocide. His busts of Armenian statesmen Aram Manukian and Nikol Aghbalian are situated inside the Sartarapat Memorial Complex Ethnocultural Museum (Armenia).