American, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in France from 1981, naturalised French.
Born 30 January 1955, in Los Angeles, of Armenian parentage.
Arès Antoyan is the son of the painter Kero Antoyan. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Foremost a painter of women, Antoyan chooses sex symbols as his models. In a sensual, dreamlike context that mirrors life and death, he dresses, or rather undresses, them and depicts them scantily clad and striking poses designed to stimulate a reaction in the viewer. In ...