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Alexandra
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Loving Can Hurt Sometimes

When the Waters Rise

Adaptatia

Prophecies from Nature

In the Kingdom of Death

Automaton Red Queen Ascending

Lost Winters, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen

Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen

Enchanting Down Chorus, 40x24in, oil on linen

Wastelands of Lament, 40x30 in, oil on Belgian lin

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Loving Can Hurt Sometimes

When the Waters Rise

In the Kingdom of Death

Automaton Red Queen Ascending

Lost Winters, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen

Echoes of Hope, 40x40 in, oil on Belgian linen

Enchanting Down Chorus, 40x24in, oil on linen

Wastelands of Lament, 40x30 in, oil on Belgian lin

Oedipus twins complex -surreal optical illusion

A fisherman's dream

Oedipus complex- optical illusion

[LE CHANT DES AIGUILLES]

Mask Imprinting

Blue Velvet

Lilith

When You Leave Behind A...

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My Bio
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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I'm really exited to be in 'Kat Von D's Wonderland Gallery's' new group show opening March 23rd, "I Want to Be First". Address: 1257 North La Brea Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90038. Please come join us.:)

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Check out my BOOK on: http://www.sketchoholic.com/flipbook/alexandramanukyan

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Join me on Facebook: Alexandra Manukyan or my website: http://www.alexandramanukyan.com or Saatchi Galery: http://www.saatchionline.com/alexandramanukyan

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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?
UrsaMinor45Hobbyist 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.  
LordFreezaProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
RDutchProfessional General Artist
Alexandra:

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.
phydeauHobbyist Photographer
Very nice work!
Your gallery is incredibly gorgeous. Your art is full of life and eroticizm. I'm imressed, you  are painting genius!!!