By Salman Siddiqui/Staff Reporter
If there is one artist who is really excited to be in Qatar, it is Alik Assatrian. He has been smiling ever since he landed in Doha. In fact, so infectious is his smile that everyone around him, especially his Russian colleague who has joined him to participate in the Al Asmakh International Art Symposium, can’t help but return his smile.
“I feel like I’m in a fairytale right now. It’s always been my dream to visit this part of the world. I feel so good that sometimes I forget that I have come here to paint as well,” he told Gulf Times in an interview.
Assatrian is one of the 23 artists from around the world who are participating in the Al Asmakh International Art Symposium 2013 in Doha. The workshop will culminate with