Vahe’s art has been featured as the CD cover & in the jacket for Serj Tankian’s solo album, Elect the Dead. The works chosen are a mix of assemblages and acrylic on metal pieces. Tankian immediately migrated toward the cover’s assemblage, My Angel, which was hanging in the artist’s hallway. “We spent some time listening to the tracks, trying to see which works fit his music, but when Serj saw the eyes on the Milagros, he knew that’s exactly what he wanted,” says Berberian, “It was the perfect marriage of our two worlds.”
The Milagros – acrylic on metal pieces used in the jacket – are a leap from the artist’s minimalists abstract paintings. The small, colorful, figurative paintings show the artists whimsical side and are part of Berberian’s Milargos series. “The Milagros started as an experiment, but I enjoyed the process so much that I could not stop. As an abstract painter, tapping into the figurative well of my unconscious was quite a revelation,” says Berberian. To find out more about Serj’s new album go to SerjTankian.com.