The ArtScope™ was founded by Khachik (Chris) G. Aleksanyan in Los Angeles, CA. It is an online fine art platform for first-time art buyers and collectors alike to explore and collect art from a curated selection of contemporary art in a transparent and accessible manner.
With a successful launch at Art San Diego 2019 Contemporary Art Show, The ArtScope™ presents the culmination of Khachik’s passion, background, and experiences in fine art and the art market, which we explore in more detail as we spotlight The ArtScope™ origin story.
The ArtScope™ was born out of my lifelong dream to become an advocate for professional artists to help them navigate the complex business side of the art market. The ArtScope™ is here to empower artists through our commitment to propel their careers to the next level while at the same time guiding our clients through the art-buying and collecting process in a seamless manner.
Growing up with an artist father, I saw firsthand the challenges a career in fine art entails. As a young child, I often accompanied my father to the Armenian painters’ vernissage at Saryan Park in Yerevan, Armenia (Vernissage). These weekend trips to Vernissage that put food on our table in the nineties were also my first glimpse into the business side of the art world. I witnessed artist-dealer, artist-gallery, and artist-collector dynamics at Vernissage which sparked my initial interest in art business.
Now, more than a decade after I entered the art world in the U.S., I am excited to have The ArtScope™ be a part of an art world that is rapidly moving towards expanding the online presence of galleries. The resulting transparency in the market will help bring artists to the table as their art is put out on the market. It will also invite new participants to engage with the art world as has already been happening in the past couple of months.
Goals of The ArtScope™ and what sets it apart from other online art galleries and platforms?
It is my core belief that making the right placement of an artwork has to come first and foremost from a place of deep connection with and appreciation for the art itself, not a conversation with me. This is what makes us different. If you are a young collector or a first-time buyer who would rather go online and purchase a piece of fine art that you like, without ever talking to a gallery representative, we enable you to do so on our website with ease. We do not make engagement with gallery staff a prerequisite to buying art. However, if you are a collector who wishes to engage with us and receive more personalized service, we are here to do that for you. What sets us apart is that the choice is entirely yours, not ours.