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Poroshina, Alina

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Coy
Oil on Canvas




New York based artist of Armenian descent Alina Poroshina was born in Moscow, Russia and came to Lansing, Michigan with her family at the age of 10 as a refugee. This transition had a profound influence on her as an individual and an artist. Alina earned BFA in Painting (major) and Illustration (minor) from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in 2005. In 2007 she earned MFA in Studio Art from Kendall College of Art and Design, attending graduate program on a merit scholarship. Alina discovered a passion for figurative paintings and developed a style that she describes as Expressive Realism. Although an emerging artist, Alina had an opportunity to display her works in six solo exhibitions held in Chicago, East Lansing, Big Rapids, Muskegon,Grand Rapids, and group show at Erebuni Gallery and other Brooklyn venues. Alina’s works are held in private and public collections. WATER Series: “Water and Fire is a body of work in which I use symbolic language to reflect the passions, desires, insecurities and inspirations of women. The central painting, The Abduction of New Orleans, is my response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This painting is very personal because I came to this country as a refugee and I identified with the victims of Katrina on a very visceral level. Like people in New Orleans, I knew what it’s like to experience loss, exile, helplessness, and a feeling of betrayal by your own country. The symbols I use in this painting represent the subconscious fear of the horrifying beast or force taking us away against our will. The woman figure exudes the internal resistance to becoming a victim, and desire to conquer and prevail despite the adversity. “In my work I am influenced by the Symbolists and Surrealists of the early 20th Century, especially by a Polish-born artist Jacek Malczewski, who was famous for depicting the contemporary events by referencing both mythological and Christian themes.” The hidden Symbolism in my paintings creates a multi-lingual narrative that is interpreted in accordance with the unique cultures of the viewers. Seemingly different, all my paintings reflect my internal struggle, my passions, and the painful analysis of fears and hopes of my generation.” “As I am painting my models, I question myself and my place in the world. I am often barraging myself with intense self-interrogation, seeking answers to my anxiety and fears. Observing life, listening to other people’s experiences, trepidations, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams-so much like my own, yet so unique – helps me create works that are intensely personal, and universal at the same time.”
 

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St. Hripsime


15 x 22 in.


Water Color



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Lauren On Her Way To Heavenly Kingdom


18 x 24 in.


Water Color



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Elegy


26 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Vita (Life)


72 x 60 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Lotus ( Rebirth)


18 x 20 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Innamorata ( Beloved)


36 x 42 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Coy


48 x 34 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Coy


48 x 34 in.


Oil on Canvas


       

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