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ORIGINALLY FROM SOUTH URALS IN RUSSIA, NINA TOKHTAMAN VALETOVA NEW YORK BASED VISUAL ARTIST. HOLDING MASTER’S DEGREE IN ART FROM UNIVERSITY BGPU IN UFA, SHE HAS BEEN WORKING AS A PAINTER SINCE 1982. SHE STUDIED ART AND ART HISTORY AT THE AGE OF 12 WHILE ATTENDING ART SCHOOL THEN AGAIN AT THE UNIVERSITY. ART CAME INTO HER LIFE WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD, AND SHE CANNOT IMAGINE HER LIFE WITHOUT IT. THE IDEA TO BECOME AN ARTIST CAME TO HER AT AGE 7. NINA’S WORKS EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANCIENT CULTURES, MYTHOLOGIES, FANTASY, METAPHYSIC, AND PHILOSOPHY METAPHYSICAL REALISM, VISIONARY ART , FANTASY ART REPRESENTED IN OIL PAINTINGS AND DIGITAL ART WORKS BY NINA TOKHTAMAN VALETOVA. EXPERIMENTS WITH COLOR, COMPOSITION AND DIMENSION MAKE PAINTINGS ENIGMATIC AND PARADOXICAL. HER WORKS HAVE PHILOSOPHICAL DEPTH . WITH IMAGINATION AND MEDITATION NINA USES AS A STUDENT OF EASTERN PHILOSOPHY OF ZEN THE ARCHETYPES OF THE UNCONSCIOUS TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE MULTILATERAL THIN. HER WORKS HAVE DREAMLIKE QUALITY , WHEREIN OBJECTS FREQUENTLY TURN INTO ONE ANOTHER .

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HOOP DOOP MAGAZINE #25  

HOOP DOOP MAGAZINE ISSUE 25 MARCH 2016

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