I started approaching art and painting more seriously when I was 14 years old (1974). Since then, I have received formal education and have met with some of the most important artists from Russia and Armenia.
During my early years, I was very intrigued by Eastern art, literature, and philosophy, which inspired me and influenced my art. After that period of my life, I started to study the biggest European artists who opened my mind to many different perspectives and techniques. In 1999, I moved to Argentina, and the possibility of meeting great writers, artists, and thinkers made me appreciate the Latin-American culture and art, which, combined with the multicultural nature of Buenos Aires, made me discover a new world and meaning to my work.
This is similar to the process that I am able to experience in California. I personally think that an artist has to be open to new experiences, realities, philosophies, and let all those changes influence and find their way to be expressed through the creative process. This is the only way that painting can always be interesting and surprising, not only to the public but to me as an artist.
The inspiration and motivation for GaGo's work are very much related to the post-modern concept of Rhizome. The rhizome is an anti-ego movement since it confronts the subject with the unavoidable fact that once the passion sublimated in any artistic expression is externalized, it ignores its "creator" and becomes an autonomous entity.