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Loving Can Hurt Sometimes by alexandramanukyan
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Loving Can Hurt Sometimes :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 42 5
When the Waters Rise by alexandramanukyan When the Waters Rise :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 71 8 Adaptatia by alexandramanukyan Adaptatia :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 72 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 2 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 22 2 Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen by alexandramanukyan Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 63 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 57 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 26 0
Amphibian Goddess, 24x18 in, oil on Belgian linen by alexandramanukyan Amphibian Goddess, 24x18 in, oil on Belgian linen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 73 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 72 5 A-Man-Apart by alexandramanukyan A-Man-Apart :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 43 19 Kareen by alexandramanukyan Kareen :iconalexandramanukyan:alexandramanukyan 42 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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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you dear Kathy, really appreciate you featuring my work. 
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sammywammy123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope I'm not a bother by asking this, but, Can you perhaps do a tutorial on how to paint tulle?
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untuox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Amazing your last work.
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untuox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Np
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le-chat-fou Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting gallery. Strange paintings, I somehow like them a lot
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untuox Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Very interesting work.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING 0 *.*
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Thank you!
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