Artist Arina Gordienko

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Arina Gordienko, realist artist based in the UK, has academic art education. She graduated with Master’s Degree in Painting at Chelsea College of Arts and with BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art (both University of the Arts) in London, UK; she also has Diploma with Distinction in Fine Arts at Art College in Russia.
She is a multi-award winner and finalist of various art contests in the UK, USA and Europe. Her works exhibited at Saatchi Gallery in London, MEAM – Museu Europeu d’Art Modern in Barcelona, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in USA, Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna in Italy, Museum of Fantastic Art in Vienna, OSTEN Museum of Drawing in Macedonia, and other venues in the UK, USA, Australia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Belgium, Check Republic, Macedonia and India. Her paintings published in various art books, catalogues and magazines, incl. ‘Strokes of Genius’ (Ed. 4 & 6), American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, ‘Leonardo’ Art Guide, ‘Art and Freedom’ Yearbook, ‘International Realism’ by ARC Salon etc. She has a status of Associate Living Master of the Art Renewal Center in USA, also she is a selected member of Society of Women Artists in the UK and International Member of Portrait Society of America.
Arina dedicates herself to realistic traditions in painting, combining classical techniques with imaginative compositions and contemporary palette. In her work she uses the old Masters classic 'sfumato' technique with her own contemporary essence. Her style can be described as imaginative realism where personages placed into artist’s imaginary world and circumstances. Most often she portrays her characters with a direct gaze that triggers a special eye contact, which is a form of nonverbal communication implying close relationship with a viewer. Her works involve emotionally and intellectually, she communicates [...]

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