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Loving Can Hurt Sometimes by alexandramanukyan
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When the Waters Rise by alexandramanukyan When the Waters Rise :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 71 8 Adaptatia by alexandramanukyan Adaptatia :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 73 4 Prophecies from Nature by alexandramanukyan Prophecies from Nature :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 58 4 In the Kingdom of Death by alexandramanukyan In the Kingdom of Death :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 52 1 Automaton Red Queen Ascending by alexandramanukyan Automaton Red Queen Ascending :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 20 1 Lost Winters, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen by alexandramanukyan Lost Winters, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 23 2 Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen by alexandramanukyan Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 64 1 Enchanting Down Chorus, 40x24in, oil on linen by alexandramanukyan Enchanting Down Chorus, 40x24in, oil on linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 60 2 Wastelands of Lament, 40x30 in, oil on Belgian lin by alexandramanukyan Wastelands of Lament, 40x30 in, oil on Belgian lin :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 59 2 Elephant in the Room, 30x30 in, oil on canvas by alexandramanukyan
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Elephant in the Room, 30x30 in, oil on canvas :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 27 0
Amphibian Goddess, 24x18 in, oil on Belgian linen by alexandramanukyan Amphibian Goddess, 24x18 in, oil on Belgian linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 75 7 Forest Awakening, 36x18 inches, oil on canvas by alexandramanukyan
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Forest Awakening, 36x18 inches, oil on canvas :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 36 1
The-Clock-of-Quietus,-36x18 inches, oil-on-canvas by alexandramanukyan The-Clock-of-Quietus,-36x18 inches, oil-on-canvas :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 73 5 A-Man-Apart by alexandramanukyan A-Man-Apart :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 42 19 Kareen by alexandramanukyan Kareen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 43 14

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alexandramanukyan
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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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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
You might enjoy some things in my gallery, like Californication, or Dehumanization, or Total Control... 
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured you in my journal Signature style feature. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for sharing it with us!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thank you so much!
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is very prominent. I just spam-faved your entire gallery and I will surely revisit it again. Your models seem like very fun to work with people. :aww:
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks!
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ShelbiNikol Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Photographer
Your work is absolutely breathtaking!
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lucius-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your work is so exquisitely thought out and described and painted. In the old European style too. 
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Yafoto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Photographer
I just wanted to say your work is amazing! Keep on!
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churantena Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Beauty Lady, beauty fatal art, congratulation!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Dear friends! I greatly appreciate your positive comments and very kind words! :)
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