Botanical Girls

About the Artist

Valeria Amirkhanyan was born in a closed Siberian town where nuclear waste is still stored. Lifeless desert polygons, where there is not a single tree, created the dull look of her hometown. Valeria believes that deepening the connection between our deeply rooted nature and the real world, makes people careful with nature. She runs the art studio – greenhouse, where teaches painting and grows over 50 types of plants. With her artworks, she wants to bring nature closer to the observer, to connect people with their roots and memories. The land is for plants, not for nuclear burial grounds. Each painting she creates is a unique dance using a variety of materials. Often applying liquid acrylic when priming the canvas and then using oil painting.

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