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Alexandra Manukyan's Tattooed LadiesTattoo // Thursday, 09 Aug 2012
Alexandra Manukyan was born and raised in Armenia. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1990. '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.'