Christian Simonian

Christian Simonian

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Christian Simonian was born in Paris (14th district) in 1949, lived his childhood and adolescence in the suburbs. In college in 1961, his teacher of art revelled in his gift for drawing to such an extent that ten out of ten was no longer enough and he was unable to mark it any higher. Then one day he said to him: "You are better than me! “ This pushed the teenager, nothing will stop him now. Thank you to this professor who showed humility, humility which for Christian Simonian is the proof of the true greatness of the spirit. "The master has succeeded when the pupil is better than he" (Chinese proverb). Christian knew well that his teacher was better. But this is how we discover and push forward with a vocation! In 1965, he joined a school of automobile style in Puteaux (92) in order to become a stylist. We did not yet say designer. He created many designs of futuristic cars, coming into frequent contact with the stylists of the Renault management in Rueil Malmaison who at that time supported him. His future was assured. Back from the army he applied for a post but unfortunately the post was taken by another person. His disappointment was immense. But his training in drawing was decisive. He was not going to let this beat him. He worked in advertising and creative agencies and became responsible for communication in various industrial companies. In 1982, he resigned from his last job as an employee to become a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator, and enrolled at the Maison des Artistes. He trained himself on computer graphics and 3D during the early days of the digital revolution. He spent more than 20 years working freelance to create large illustrations, product designs, logos, posters, advertisements, brochures etc. In 2001, he stopped his activity as a freelancer and was again hired as communication manager by two of his former clients. In 2009 he retired. His free spirited craft led him to achieve a number of significant creations in diverse and varied styles. This long experience in the different kinds of drawings and techniques allows him to realise different styles. He is equally at ease in classic style as well as in cubist style and with his understanding of the abstract, together with passion and emotion, he is able to share the artist he has always been.




Drawings pencil and charcoal




Gouache paintings




original oil unique paintings




Abstract




Modern art




nude




Portrait




reproduction of oil on canvas




original unique watercolor




still life




Zodiac sign modern design




Design