Being born in Truth or Consequences has shaped my outlook on life to be a black and white Rube Goldberg machine. I have always studied and been drawn to the Truth.
My work has focused on human struggles with societal pitfalls induced by the conception of morality, and the enforced standards we try and fail to uphold ourselves. Growing up poverty-stricken and at the hands of extreme child abuse, I feel an urgency in addressing these issues and thus issues of morality before true societal progress can be achieved. I believe that what are referred to as the Seven Deadly Sins along with Karma will define the trials and tribulations a person will interact with in their lifetime, and the demons they will struggle with along that path.
My intentions are to spread the word about the struggles within each of us to remain human at all times, and at times, at all cost. Is it okay to help those who admit struggle? Can we be judgmental without being unfair? I want the viewer to understand truths within themselves through my art, to progress and have a life free of burden. I want the viewer to achieve a visual nirvana and ascend to their further purpose.
RAW AND INTUITIVE
I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!
My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.
Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.
In the words of Zorba the Greek—
I embrace everything…the full catastrophe, speaking to the human condition of joy and triumph, suffering and celebration.
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A native Russian from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Tatiana found her second home in Los Alamos 23 years ago. In spite of having a college degree in metallurgy, she has worked in the fashion and beauty business. In Russia, she owned and ran a private crafts school. Shortly after relocating to the US, she opened her own business “Nature Care for Skin & Hair.” She has always enjoyed designing and making clothes, knitting, crochet, quilt, and embroidery based on her own designs. Even as a child she had passion for art and especially drawing. Around last spring 2017 she decided to pursue her desire for expressing her inner self in the form of “Happy paintings.” Her philosophy of paintings is to portray positive energy and happiness by splashing bright colors on canvas to share the beauty and inspiration she finds through her love of nature. In nature, there are shapes, colors, textures, fragrances, sounds, and tastes to be experienced. From rock formations to butterflies, all forms of natural scenery have a deep internal message of their essence. Tatiana is attempting to convey that spiritualis, or “breath,” from the nature around us, to the viewer through her art. She weaves a waltz of colors and shapes into a “happy dance,” to make the day of the viewer a better place.