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The central theme that unites all my paintings examines the idea of tumultuous individual life experiences and how what feels and appears uniquely singular to one person actually represents only slight variations and the smallest degrees of separation through the looking glass of life. The "masks" and the accompanying identities we all assume depending on the life role we must play obstructs the conscious mind from acknowledging what truly unites us through the isolation and chaos: our shared encounters of pain, loss, desire, and longing for serenity and acceptance. The false facades we all manufacture to adapt and belong also renders most blind and lost in a world where the meaningless has somehow become meaningful and the idea of a shared honest self devoid of hidden agendas all too infrequent.

I focus on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to communicate the immediate and lasting impact of technological innovations on the human body and psyche. One recurring motif in my paintings often appears as the feminine form bearing the burdens of worldly grief and mistakes on her body bowing in resignation to a seemingly inevitable fate: the acquiescence of the corporeal state to the encroaching dominance of modern technologies conjoining itself like an apathetic demon of silicon and circuitry cursing more than fulfilling promises of beauty and comfort.


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swlcr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Wow! Just came back to deviant, you have posted such wonders since my last log in! Your work now imbibes me with tastes of Saudek, Dali and Geiger. Next time I go to the burrows I would love to see some of your work. Do you have anything hanging in NYC?
UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such deep sorrow in your latest paintings, exquisitely beautiful yet sad.  I'm so sorry. They are very moving.  Thank you for creating them.  
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
RDutch Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional General Artist

Extraordinary, unique, thought-provoking and masterfully crafted paintings. I look forward to every new project to appear in your gallery and upon the art world.
phydeau Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work!
Wiurka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Your gallery is incredibly gorgeous. Your art is full of life and eroticizm. I'm imressed, you  are painting genius!!!
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank you!
rainylake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for joining the RecommendAFriend project! I hope you will have fun with our group :la:

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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thank you! I will definitely let everyone know about your group!
rainylake Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)  You have been recommended by a friend to get featured :la: You can find the feature that you are in here!

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