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Alexandra Rozenman
updated: 09/26/2010
website: www.alexandrarozenman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Opening
Scream
Situation
Two Faces
Under the Tree
Broken herself
Broken Pages # 5
Two Hands Claping
Easter!
last Thoughts
Last Drops
Morning Tears (sketch book page)
Faces
Love?
Sunny Side Up
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, animals, conceptual, cartoon, dreams, figurative, narrative, humor, identity, memory
 
 
Opening by Alexandra Rozenman
Opening
markers on paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Scream by Alexandra Rozenman
Scream
graphite on paper
2006
12" x  9" 
Situation by Alexandra Rozenman
Situation
guash on paper
2010
12 " x  10 " 
Two Faces by Alexandra Rozenman
Two Faces
graphite on paper
2009
12" x  14" 
Under the Tree by Alexandra Rozenman
Under the Tree
watercolor and pencil on paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Broken herself by Alexandra Rozenman
Broken herself
guash and pencil on paper
2010
12 " x  9 " 
Broken Pages # 5 by Alexandra Rozenman
Broken Pages # 5
graphite on paper
2007
9" x  12" 
Two Hands Claping by Alexandra Rozenman
Two Hands Claping
graphite on paper
2009
20" x  16" 
Easter! by Alexandra Rozenman
Easter!
graphite on paper
2008
11" x  14" 
last Thoughts by Alexandra Rozenman
last Thoughts
graphite on paper
2009
7 " x  5 " 
Last Drops by Alexandra Rozenman
Last Drops
graphite on paper
2009
7" x  5" 
Morning Tears (sketch book page) by Alexandra Rozenman
Morning Tears (sketch book page)
watercolor and pencil on paper
2010
9" x  11" 
Faces by Alexandra Rozenman
Faces
watercolor and pencil on paper
2010
9" x  11" 
Love? by Alexandra Rozenman
Love?
watercolor and pencil on paper
2010
9" x  11" 
Sunny Side Up by Alexandra Rozenman
Sunny Side Up
watercolor and pencil on paper
2010
9" x  11" 

Artist Statement

The focus of my work is exploration of metaphor as a means to construct subtle and engaging psychological narratives. I create from my own personal experience, using it as a source for ideas and concepts, which become relevant and meaningful to my spiritual growth. In the tradition of myth and folklore, I conceive metaphors that vividly express these elements and thread them together into a new and graphic visual language. This leads to a poetic narrative as the image takes on a life of its own, becomes transformed and opens to a wider interpretation.

 

I reveal the universal within the individual using strategy of the mystic, and explore the absurd tragedy of human life and society in a mixture of autobiography, symbolism and philosophy.

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

I came to America from Moscow, at the end of the Eighties. During the last 20 years, my art took me to exploration of human life in a mixture of autobiography, symbolism and philosophy. My work is approached as a narrative that grows out of my every day experience as a native Russian speaker who now lives and creates in an English-speaking environment. My specific perception of external reality results in my strong need of distance and self-isolation. Images come to my work through the moments of still time when I share myself with others. Stage, windows, doors, curtains, sky and water all are images in my work. They all create a reference of distance, isolation, re-placement and sacred space. While those are my main structures, many smaller symbols and images circulate through my work, bringing stories in. A visual story told inside my paintings is about transition: something is happening on a painting or is just about to happen that, will change the course of things: birds are flying away, snow is falling, dog is barking, and alarm clock is wringing. This feeling of change is a main message I manipulate with in my art. I work in mythology of change that, for me, is a paradox of absurd, tragedy and happiness in a free verse.