Alexandra Manukyan, an artist based-in Los Angeles, dwells in the dark, mystical dreamy-world as depicted in her paintings below. Her female characters seem to have possessed the power over men, and subjected them to bondage and pain. In each artwork, Alexandra has incredibly captured the beauty, confidence and self-esteem, along with the emotional and physical scars, of her subjects. Please scroll down and explore the creative mind of the artist and her beautiful artworks — cloaked with symbolism and mysticism!
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.
All images courtesy of Alexandra Manukyan, and are published with permission.