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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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Gemini Molineux
30”x12”
oil on stretched linen

Sergio Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco - and is an exemplary painter in a variety of mediums. His artistic knowledge ballooned when he discovered his love of oil painting and charcoal drawing. He filled sketchbook after sketchbook with observations from life as well as drawings from his imagination. The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers have been some of his strongest influences in his pursuit of painting. He continues to study by visiting museums and observing the Great Masters, which he strives to learn lessons of beauty from.

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Ispahan
10” x8”
oil on linen board

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Green Ice
20”x8”
oil on linen mounted on cradled panel

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Ivory Fashion
30”x22”
watercolor/gouache on paper

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Chromatella
12”x6”
oil on stretched linen

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Anastasia
12”x10”
oil on canvas

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Blue Roses
11”x6”
oil on canvas

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Perle D’Ore
14”x11”
oil on canvas

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Reve D’Or
26”x26”
gouache/wc on paper

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Amber Queen
10”x4”
oil on canvas

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Goldyla
18”x12”
oil on canvas

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Tuscany Superb
14”x12”
oil on canvas

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Della Reese
40”x13”
gouache/wc on paper

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Cornelia
30”x22”
oil on linen mounted on board

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Jaquenetta
28”x28”
oil on linen board

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North South East West
2 at 12”x24”
oil on cradled linen panels

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Sergio Lopez | painting

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"Jason Levesque, known better by the online moniker ‘Stuntkid’, is a self taught artist living in Norfolk, VA. His work borrows from his fascination with biology and the earth sciences. Stuntkid’s illustrations have been commissioned for use in magazines and periodicals worldwide, from playstation magazine to german latex fetish magazines.”

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All images are ink  on heavy watercolor paper

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Stuntkid | drawing

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Gaks Designs | illustration

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