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Alina Osipov

“The un-avoidable, every day, physical life, enveloped by our personal orders, needs, beliefs, thoughts, and imaginations is what I try to emphasise in my work. I paint from observation as well as from reference material. I paint the life that we regularly encounter, but I paint it how I see it, how I feel it, and how I sometimes want it to be. Having lived in several countries and places, and through direct personal experience of various cultures, religions, and backgrounds, the inspirations for my work are endless, and the subjects for painting and drawing are very diverse. I like to explore the complexity of life and human existence, the idea of time and change, our faith in superstition and intuition. I want to share my celebration of life with the viewer and hopefully my thoughts and emotions can at least partially come across through my work. My mixed palette, a combination of organic and prismatic colours, and the perceived and invented shapes I elect, help me better to express what I want to express. Art, for me, serves a similar purpose as do books and writings. Art exists to provoke thoughts and emotions, to challenge the individual, to teach and to inspire.” ~Alina

Alina Osipov was born in central Germany, Arnstadt in 1989. In 1991, Alina’s family moved to Kazan, Russia and then immigrated to Israel in 1994. In 2002 the family moved to Canada to the city of Toronto, where Alina attended an academic-arts high school located in the Etobicoke area of Toronto, ON. In 2008, Alina moved to Philadelphia to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in 2012, she graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. Alina currently lives and works in Philadelphia.