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Ariana Gordienko

Artist Statement

"I combine the old Masters classical 'sfumato' technique with imaginative compositions and contemporary palette. I concentrate on visual expression of emotions and pure essence of human’s soul creating a visual language that communicates across cultures. My use of light, composition and pose has a sense of a 17 Century Dutch artists like Vermeer but the use of scale, tone and reference to realism bring it firmly into the 21 Century."


Based in the United Kingdom, Arina Gordienko is a figurative realist artist, originally from Russia. She attended University of Arts London, receiving a B.A. (Central Saint Martins College of Arts) and M.F.A. (Chelsea College of Arts).

She has received numerous international prizes and awards in the UK, USA and Europe. Her paintings have been featured at Saatchi Gallery (London), MEAM - Museum of European Art Modern (Barcelona), Museum of Fantastic Art (Vienna), Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna (Pescara, Italy), Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art (USA) and other venues in the UK, USA, Australia, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium and India. Her paintings have been published in numerous art books, catalogues and magazines, including ‘Strokes of Genius’, edition 4 & 6 (USA),  MEAM ‘Painting Today’ catalogue (Spain), ‘International Realism’ ARC Salon catalogue (USA), ‘Art and Freedom XIV’ Yearbook by Artelibre Gallery (Spain) etc. Arina is an Associate Living Master of Art Renewal Center (USA), selected member of Society of Women Artists (UK) and Portrait Society of America. She is represented by 33Contemporary Gallery (USA) and by Artelibre Gallery (Spain).