Artist Alan Kocharian was born December 4, 1989 in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. His mother was only 20 when she found she was with child and left abandoned by Alan's biological father. A man that showed no interest in meeting his son. Raised and respected by his step father, Alan has chosen his last name and to never know his birth father. What was once a tragedy became his influence. Though apprehensive and introverted in person, the artist openly shares his ideas through his creations. Alan Kocharian's work has manifested in sadness, life, love, and his inner desires. Darkness, adorned through his chosen subject matter juxtaposed with bursts of bright vivid colors, offers a flush of new growth after a savage fire.