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Paintings by ARINA

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  1. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Nibiru, Painting, Oil on linen, 122x92cm
  2. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Angel, Portrait of Angelica, Painting, Oil on linen, 102x76cm
  3. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Eternity Gateway, Painting, Oil on linen, 70x100cm
  4. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Wide Shut Eyes-1, Series of 4 Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  5. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Wide Shut Eyes-2, Series of 4 Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  6. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Wide Shut Eyes-3, Series of 4 Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  7. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Wide Shut Eyes-4, Series of 4 Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  8. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Wide Shut Eyes, Series of 4 Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm each
  9. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Silence, Opus 3, Painting, Oil on linen, 110x145cm
  10. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    The Smile, part of diptych Behind the Smile, Painting, Oil on linen, 122x92 cm
  11. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    Behind the Smile, Painting, Oil on linen, 122x92cm
  12. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    Behind the Smile, Diptych, Paintings, Oil on linen, 122x92 eachcm
  13. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Shard of Time, Painting, Oil on linen, 92x122cm
  14. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Trinity: Dark Angel-Doleful, part of triptych, Painting, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  15. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Trinity: Radiant Angel-Victorious, part of triptych, Painting, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  16. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Trinity: Light Angel-Playful, part of triptych, Painting, Oil on linen, 165x190cm
  17. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Trinity, triptych, Paintings, Oil on linen, 165x190cm each
  18. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury-1, part of the series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122 cm
  19. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury-2, part of the series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122 cm
  20. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury-3, part of the series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122 cm
  21. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury-4, part of the series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122 cm
  22. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury-5, part of the series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122 cm
  23. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Renaissance as Augury, series of 5 paintings, Oil on linen, 92x122cm each
  24. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_My Leaves Are Full Of Voices-1, Painting, Oil on linen, 50x70cm
  25. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_My Leaves Are Full Of Voices-2, Painting, Oil on linen, 50x70cm
  26. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_My Leaves Are Full Of Voices-3, Painting, Oil on linen, 50x70cm
  27. Paintings by ARINA Gallery

    ARINA_Memories of the Future, Painting, Oil on linen, 92x122cm
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"Beauty Will Save The World"
I am a: Woman
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Education: Master's Degree
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Profession: Artist
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I believe in
My belief is that a purpose of art is to keep the world in balance and harmony. It's an honour, but also a huge responsibility to be an artist, and all the artists are responsible for what we are bringing to the world within our creativity, for every single brush stroke we produce. I believe that images and objects created with passion can take an immense power, a powerful energy that can alter one's mental state and even transform reality. We all create the world around us, and the more positive and beautiful art objects created today, the better will be the world to live in tomorrow.

Beauty will Save the World and Art is this powerful tool to bring the Beauty to the World - to Save it.
How I would make this world a better place
I am an Artist and I am trying to brintg as much as possible of Creative healing energy to this world. The colour red in my works has, from my very childhood, a deep meaning for me. In Russian language, particularly in folk's fairy tales, the word 'red' has an equal meaning to the word 'beautiful'. One of the best known Russian writers Fyodor Dostoevsky said 'Beauty will save the World', so I believe that in my works I transform my perception of the 'red' as 'beautiful' into a symbol of 'saving the world'. Also, according to Tibetan philosophy, the colour red is a symbol of connection with the Universe, with everyone and everything at all levels of the entire world. My belief is that a purpose of art is to keep the world in balance and harmony. It's an honour, but also a huge responsibility to be an artist, and all the artists are responsible for what we are bringing to the world within our creativity, for every single brush stroke we produce. I believe that images and objects created with passion can take an immense power, a powerful energy that can alter one's mental state and even transform reality. We all create the world around us, and the more positive and beautiful art objects created today, the better will be the world to live in tomorrow.

Beauty will Save the World and Art is this powerful tool to bring the Beauty to the World - to Save it.
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Professional Info
My Business Name: ARINA
Address:
www.arina-art.com
www.facebook.com/ARINA.Art.OfficialPage
www.youtube.com/user/ARINAtheARTIST
Email: arina@arina-art.com
City: London, United Kingdom
My Profession: Art
About my work:
Russian-born British artist ARINA, based in London, exhibits her paintings all over the world and is recognized with a number of awards in the UK, USA and Europe. Her paintings have been featured at venues such as the Saatchi Gallery and Mall Galleries in London, Museum of Fantastic Art in Vienna, Venice Arsenale in Italy and many others in New York, Miami, Rome, Prague, Venice, Hamburg, Vienna, Brussels, Marseille etc. and participated in events in London, Milan, Buenos-Aires, Moscow and Beijing. Her works are in private collections worldwide, including Gustav Metzger private collection and Museum of Drawing, Macedonia. ARINA painting is included in Reinhard Fuchs' book 'Masterpieces of Visual Art. The Great Female Artists from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era' alongside Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Bridget Riley etc. ARINA is a full-member of Society of Women Artists (SWA) in the UK and Portrait Society of America (PSA). She studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art having graduated with Master's degree (MA) in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. Her works and achievements are all documented on her website www.arina-art.com

Artist Statement


I describe my style as Hyper ��" Surrealism, as it is quite a surreal combination of colours in my paintings ��" monochromatic face surrounded by the red fabric. The images on my works are positioned in a surreal environment, in a middle of nowhere without any recognizable signs of any given time or place, or any other particular characteristics. Anything can be imagined behind the images on my paintings, any centuries, countries (real or surreal), any eye, or skin or hair colours or no hair at all. The monochrome palette helps me to bring certain anonymity to the image. My paintings are full of symbols helping me to convey my philosophy into my work. I would like to consider my work as not a traditional portraiture, but rather a performance of movements of the human spirit. I 'use' my own face in my works the way any actress does, performing emotions and human's spirit conditions and then, as an artist, I transform this performance into the images on canvas.

The colour red in my works has, from my very childhood, a deep meaning for me. In Russian language, particularly in folk's fairy tales, the word 'red' has an equal meaning to the word 'beautiful'. One of the best known Russian writers Fyodor Dostoevsky said 'Beauty will save the World', so I believe that in my works I transform my perception of the 'red' as 'beautiful' into a symbol of 'saving the world'. Also, according to Tibetan philosophy, the colour red is a symbol of connection with the Universe, with everyone and everything at all levels of the entire world. My belief is that a purpose of art is to keep the world in balance and harmony. It's an honour, but also a huge responsibility to be an artist, and all the artists are responsible for what we are bringing to the world within our creativity, for every single brush stroke we produce. I believe that images and objects created with passion can take an immense power, a powerful energy that can alter one's mental state and even transform reality. We all create the world around us, and the more positive and beautiful art objects created today, the better will be the world to live in tomorrow.

Beauty will Save the World and Art is this powerful tool to bring the Beauty to the World - to Save it.
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Prizes and Awards


Master of Art International GOLD AWARD, Awards Ceremony at the Mile End Art Pavilion, London, UK, 2013

Show Award Certificate, IAF 2013, International Art Festival, New York, USA, 2013

OSTEN Special Award, Drawing Osten Biennial-2012, World Gallery and Museum of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia. Grand Prix for Life Achievement was awarded to a legendary artist CHRISTO (USA), First Award for Concept - to Vitaly Komar (USA). Award for World Cultural Heritage - to Pablo Picasso. The works of winning artists will be an integral part of the OSTEN Museum of Drawing collection

2-nd Merit Award in the 'Outside the Box' category,Portrait Society of America Members Competition, USA, 2012

4-th Merit Award in the 'Self-Portrait' category, Portrait Society of America Members Competition, USA, 2012

Winner of Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing, USA, 2011
North Light judges and series editor Rachel Wolf selected the winning images of 112 artists from a record number of more than 1650 entries

Second Prize at 'Is it Fine Art? Exhibition Challenging Traditions', Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, 2011 Juried by gallerist and auctioneer Kenneth Hutter and auction appraiser Jennifer Elhardt

ART OF GIVING National Art Competition, Finalist, SAATCHI Gallery, London, UK, 2010
Two paintings of ARINA, 'Silence, Opus 3' and 'Nibiru' were chosen out of thousands of entries among the 10 finalists in Painting/Drawing category of the Art of Giving National Art Competition 2010 in the United Kingdom. The works have been selected by a panel that includes representatives from the Tate, Frieze, Scream and FAS London, Gavin Turk, Christian Furr and Terry O'Neill

LICC-London International Creative Competition, Winner for a Trophy Awards Ceremony, Soho Theatre, 2010, London, UK. 'Wide Shut Eyes' series by ARINA were selected by the International Panel of 12 Judges out of 5000 submissions from 95 countries for a Trophy awarded at LICC-2010 Award Ceremony at Soho Theatre in London


The Best Foreign Artist Mention, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy, 2010

Special Prize Gagliardi Art Gallery, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy, 2010
Special Prize Fiorella Pieri Contemporary Art Gallery, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy, 2010

Best of 2010, Winner in Painting People/Today Life category, Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

EXPO-29 Winner, International Painting Competition, B.J.Spoke gallery, New York, USA, 2010
Juried by Cornelia Seckel, publisher 'The Art Times'

ARTslant Prize, 6th Showcase Winner in Painting Category, International Juried Competition, 2010

ARTWORKinternational, Inc. finalist for the grant, 2010

MFA Now Award Winner, International Painting Competition, Miami, New York, USA, 2009
Winners were chosen by international panel of judges including Kay Saatchi, Edward Lucie-Smith, Judy Chicago, John Miley, Maura Reilly, Bernar Veneth, Colette Kwok, Victoria Lu

First Place Award, Full Brush Exhibition, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, 2009
Juried and awarded by Margaret Kelly Trombly, the president of the Forbes Art Collection

Second Prize in Portrait/Figure category, The Artist's Magazine, International Painting Competition, USA, 2009
The Artist's Magazine's Annual Painting Competition boasts between 10 and 14 thousand entries, narrowing the field to choose between 50 and 75 images for the final judging panel to select 6 winners in each category

Face of National British Charity 'Sue Ryder Care 2009', Art Liberating Lives Campaign, UK, 2009

Finalist in the Annual Painting Prize FRINGEMK, 2009

Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award, SWA exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2008
Awarded by Lady Gabriella Windsor

Public Choice Prize, National Open Art Competition, Chichester, UK, 2008
Awarded by Kay Austin at the Arts Club, Dover Street Mayfair, London

Visitor's Choice Award, Cork Street Gallery, Annual Cork Street Open Art Competition, London, UK, 2008

First Prize in Portrait/Figure category, The Artist's Magazine, International Student's Competition, USA, 2008

Shortlisted for The Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize, London, UK, 2008


Selected Exhibitions


20th Century Theatre, London, UK, 'ARINA-The Theatre Of One Artist', Solo-exhibition, April, 2013

Gallery of Art Critics (Adria Palace) Prague, Exhibition of Awarded Artists on World Gallery of Drawing, 2013

Museum Sant'Oreste, Rome, Italy, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, July-October 2013

ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham, UK, THE FEMAIL PROJECT exhibition. 2013

Stars With Stars, Gall'Art Roma Gallery, Bacco in Tevere, Rome, Italy, August, 2013

25 CPW Gallery, New York, USA, International Art Festival, June 2013

Coningsby Gallery, London, 'After the Monet' group exhibition, 2013

Gall'Art Roma Gallery, AAF Brussels, 2013

Off the Wall Gallery, Wales, UK, Touch of Women, International exhibition, March, 2013

Museum of Fantastic Art, Vienna, Austria, Uncommon Vision, 2012, curated by Prof. Philip Rubinov-Jacobson

Mall Galleries, London, UK, Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent and also by Gloria Hanniford. Also 150th Celebratory Exhibition SWA in 2011, opened by SWA Patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

Mall Galleries, London, UK, 'Show me the Monet' exhibition of BBC2 series, 2012

Elysium Gallery, Volcano Theatre, Wales, UK, BEEP International Painting Prize, 2012

OSTEN Award Biennial, 40 Gallery of Drawing, Museum of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia, 2012

SOHO20 Gallery, New York, USA, 'Backlash' exhibition on women's rights, 2012
Gallery Vista, Rome, Italy, RinfrescARTE, 2012

Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, Is it Fine Art?-Exhibition Challenging Traditions-2011 curated by gallerist and auctioneer Kenneth Hutter and auction appraiser Jennifer Elhardt

UNIT24 Gallery, London, UK, The Passion for Freedom Art Festival, 2011

Galleria Espositiva Ex Roma Club Monti, Rome, Italy, Colorissimamente, International Art Exhibition, 2011

Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, Award Winners Artists-2011

Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France, Artist's Portrait-2011, Futureproof-2010, Housewarming-2008, curated by Lira Kay, artist, gallerist and art-critic

SAATCHI GALLERY, London, UK, Art of Giving 2010, with Banksy, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, Terry O'Neill, Sir Piter Blake, Steve Goddard, Leonardo Drew, Christian Furr, Alexa Meade, Breezy Bailey, Zak Ove

Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy, Arte Laguna Art Prize exhibition, 2010

Mayfair Gallery, London, UK, Legende Celebrity Art in collaboration with Art of Giving-2010, with world famous artists and photographers Gerard Mankowitz, Terry O'Neill, Danny Clifford, Allan Warren, Gavin Turk etc.

B.J.Spoke Gallery, USA, New York, EXPO-2010, juried by Cornelia Seckel, publisher The Art Times

Cork Street Gallery, London, UK, Open Art Competition, 2010,2009, 2008, juried by Edward Lucy-Smith

Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, Best of 2010

Mall Galleries, London, UK, Art Liberating Lives Exhibition, 2010, 2009, 2008

Gallery Lilly Zeligman, Holland, Summer Show-2010

Brighton University Gallery, Brighton, UK, Occidental Dimension, 2010, the first of a touring show to be staged in 3 cities across China

National Festival Theatre, Chichester, UK, The National Open Art Competition, 2010, 2008, the panel of the judges headed by Gavin Turk

Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, Fall Brush Exhibition-2009, curated by Margaret Kelly Trombly, the president of the Forbes Collection

Praxis Art International Gallery, Miami, USA, MFA Now Award Winner's Exhibition, 2009, juried by the international panel of judges, including Kay Saatchi, Edward Lucie-Smith and Judy Chicago

Brick Lane Bodhi Gallery, London, UK, Condensation, The Temperature is Rising, 2009, 2008

The RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK, The First Biennial RBSA Open Portrait Award, 2008

The Art Club, Dover Street, London, UK, Exhibition of Prize Winners of National Open Art Competition, 2008

AAF London, UK, 2008

The Arts Gallery, Davies Street, London, UK, XHIBIT-07 competition, 2007, winners selected by Tom Hunter

Lethaby Gallery, London , UK, LANDMARKS 2006, Central Saint Martins College of Art

Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize-2008, London, UK, Red Room Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

MA Fine Art Final Degree Show-2008, London, UK, Chelsea College of Art and Design

MA Fine Art Chelsea Interim Show-2008, London, UK, 'Nearly Me, Nearly Now, Nearly Show', Triangle Space

Variety of exhibitions in Russia (1985 ��" 1993), including Regional Exhibitions at Regional Art Museum of Zauralie, Russia


Events


In April 2013 ARINA participated, as an invited guest, in the conference 'Transurfing Day' with the author of Transurfing Esoteric Teaching - writer Vadim Zeland at the Leonardo da Vinci Hotel Conference Hall, Milan, Italy. Painting by ARINA 'Shard of Time' was featured on the screen on the stage

In July 2012 painting by ARINA 'The Shard of Time' was published on the Book Cover of a new amazing book 'Breaking in Technogenic System' ('�'злом Те�...ногенной Системы') by the world-famous Russian writer Vadim Zeland. His esoteric books 'Reality Transurfing', 'Apples Fall into the Sky', 'Ruler of Reality', 'Apocryphal Transurfing' and others are hugely popular all over the globe. Books by Vadim Zeland have
been translated and published in more than 20 countries including United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong etc. The 'Transurfing' series is on the top sellers' non-fiction list for 5 years. In Russia along have been sold millions of copies across all 'Transurfing' titles

In June 2012 ARINA participated in the BBC2 'Show me the Monet' series in the UK with her painting 'Silence, Opus 3', having been selected out of more than 3000 submissions

Premiere of the Performance 'DESHORAS' in Buenos-Aires, Argentina, 27 of July 2011, at 18.30 pm. Directed by Marcela Fernandez, Plastic Language: painting, oil, acrylic, organic sculptures, video, music. Paintings by ARINA were featured on a big screen at the stage of the `Fundacion ��" Universidad I Salud´ among the 4 other artists, Marcelo Parmet, Mariana Perez, Marcela Fernández, Ariel Gonzalo García, contemporary dancers and actors, accompanying by original music created especially for this Art Show represented by Circular 6 Orchestra from Argentina: intervening space with live improvisation, linking the musical work with the character of each artist. The key of the Performance is the diversity of expression. Join vector distances in Time (calling Van Eyck (1400) Bruges) with a vector-cultural-geographical distance calling an artist ARINA born in Russia, now residing in London. Showing looks and different worlds and seek to relate in the same space and interact all the differences, try a possible dialogue, an encounter, a reflection of who we are

Art Elevator ��" a launching pad for new artists, Aquire Gallery, London, UK, March 15, 2011. Art elevator was conceived as a springboard for up and coming artists. Works for this exhibition were specially selected by invited guest judge ARINA

Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, exhibition travelled on the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing launched at the Red Gate Gallery, 2011, Beijing, China

The 3rd London Creative Awards Ceremony, LICC-2010, Soho Theatre, London, UK, WIDE SHUT EYES series have been selected as Winner for a Trophy
Solo exhibition of ARINA at the 20th Century Theatre in London, 2013: Click Here
'BEHIND THE SMILE', Paintings by ARINA in the film by Aleksandra Kabakova: Click Here
ARINA Speach on Beauty in Art at Award Ceremony as one of the Winners of LICC-2010, London, UK: Click Here

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