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Reflected in You | 24” x 30” | oil on linen

"The central theme that unites all my paintings examines how seemingly separate and isolated life experiences actually disguise the extent of our individual and communal bonds. 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 explore the presumably dystopian landscape of emotional and physical scars carried all too often amongst the female characters. However, the subject of my paintings refuse to fall into victimhood or self-loathing; instead, the women that often preoccupy my paintings figuratively and literally wear their wounds with resounding pride and empowerment. The mistakes of their pasts, the festering wounds of pain and loss, and the hauntingly icy stabs of betrayal, none of these spectres weigh them down or define their destinies.” — Alexandra Manukyan

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Phantom Limbs | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Fatal Attractions | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Trapped Melody | 18” x 24” | oil on linen

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Impaired Affection | 20” x 30” | oil on linen

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Beautiful Disaster | 16” x 20” | oil on canvas

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A Man Apart  | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Chasing Shadows | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Queen of Sorrow | 24” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Animus | 24” x 18” | oil on canvas

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Undying Death | 18” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Rebel Romance | 30” x 30” | oil on canvas

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In the Absence of All | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Breathe Again | 24” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Dead Refrain | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Silence of Solstace | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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For the Jar of Hearts | 24” x 30” | oil on canvas

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Come Sail Away | 12” x 24” | oil on canvas

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visit Alexandra Manukyan’s site to see her process and more…

Alexandra Manukyan | fine art

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  • 06.02.2014
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Visceral
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

Leslie Ann O’Dell is a visual artist most known for photo-illustration. O’Dell’s work is comprised of haunting imagery… Ranging from dark imposing landscapes to mystifying portraitures, that evoke sensations of vulnerability, demise and the fear associated with such sentiments.” -SHK

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Harmony and Affection | Harmony
Digital Art, Photography 

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Harmony and Affection | Affection
Digital Art, Photography 

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House guests | Traveler 
Digital Art, Illustration, Photography

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House guests | Tramp 
Digital Art, Illustration, Photography

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Pollen
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

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Human Garden | Cultivate
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Relict
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Novocaine
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Taboo
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Contemporary Monster
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Oblivion
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Oblivion
Illustration, Photography

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Dear Boy
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

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Leslie Ann O’Dell | fine art

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  • 04.24.2014
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"For British illustrator and print designer Abbey Watkins, drawing has always been the primary form of expression. Her work is grounded in realism created in graphite, but pulls on the strings of surrealism with it’s mix of human, animal and spiritual worlds. From her studies in Textile Design for Fashion, where she achieved first class honours in 2011, Abbey developed her work from functional illustrations to a more uncertain and personal place, often drawing on mythology and archetypal themes. The fight between the conscious and the subconscious is boiling beneath the surface of her most recent work. Where her print designs are concerned, a language between the pencil and the digital world has been developed to create both simple and elaborate pieces.”

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Mythological Portrait Series

"An on-going personal series of portraits inspired by pieces of mythology that strike something with me."

In Death, We Live

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"There are piece of symbology concerning life and death scattered across this drawing. The knives in the collarbones were inspired by Chibs of Sons of Anarchy."

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Achiyalabopa

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"Achiyalabopa is a bird of Native American legend. It is said to be rainbow coloured and have feathers like knives. In some instances it is linked with the creation of the world."

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Skull Warp Prints

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Heads

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Confuse the Spirit

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"The illustrations were inspired by the myths and legends of  Native American culture; confusing the bad spirits by not being able to pin point the body to infiltrate the mind. I was also inspired by their use of peyote and transcendent spiritual visions. "

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Abbey Watkins | illustration

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Diamond Double – 2013 
Ink on illustration Board

Peter Ricq is a prolific creative. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Show Producer, Writer and Art Director, Designer, Film Director, and Music Composer and Performer.”

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D&M — 2013
Ink on illustration board

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Homme en Question — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Petes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Don’t — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 180,000 dots)

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Wake — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 90,000 dots)

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Up — 2013
Ink on illustration Board (Made of approximately 150,000 dots)

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Gang Signs — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Eyes — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Cone — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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Mort & Dead — 2014
Ink on illustration Board

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visit Peter Ricq’s website to see his wide range of work

Peter Ricq | drawing

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  • 03.05.2014
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