EVENTS

Jun
13
Sat
POSTPONED -Meet Artist Alexandra Nechita @ LaMantia Gallery
Jun 13 all-day

Portrait photo of artist Alexandra Nichita sitting in a chair.

PLEASE NOTE  OUR SHOW WITH ALEXANDRA NECHITA WILL NO LONGER TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 13. IT IS POSTPONED. WE WILL POST THE NEW DATE WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE.

 

We are excited to welcome artist Alexandra Nechita to LaMantia gallery on Saturday, June 13th. Actual times of her visit will be posted as we get closer to the event.

Alexandra Nechita (born August 27, 1985)is a Romanian-American cubist painter and philanthropist. She was dubbed the “Petite Picasso” by the media and the art community and is widely acclaimed for her paintings and vision of art.

Nechita was born in Vaslui, three months after her father, Niki, escaped from Communist Romania. She and her mother, Viorica, had to wait two years before they were allowed to join him in the United States. The family settled in California, where her father found work as a lab technician and her mother as an office manager.

At the age of two, she was working with pen and ink, and by five with watercolors. By her seventh birthday, oil and acrylics were her tools. She had her first solo exhibition at age eight, at the public library in Whittier, Los Angeles County. At the time, she was a student at Orange Lutheran High School, a private school in Orange County. In 1995, at the age of ten, Nechita was taken to Paris to work at the Mourlot Studios. In the same year, she became the youngest artist to sign with International Art Publishers. When Nechita graduated, she gave her teachers a special painting that she had painted.

Nechita came to national attention in early 1997, when she was chosen to design the 39th Annual Grammy Awards Program. Nechita has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has appeared with numerous celebrities, including Bill Clinton. In addition to talk show appearances, she has played herself on the teen sitcom Boy Meets World in the 1998 episode “Better Than The Average Cory”. Her talent and perceived similarities to Pablo Picasso led to her being known as the “Petite Picasso.She was known as a child prodigy until late in her teens, and routinely sold her paintings for $100,000 or more.

In November 1999, Nechita was selected by the World Federation of United Nations Associations to lead a Global Arts Initiative involving more than 100 nations.In 2005, Alexandra Nechita unveiled her United Nations Peace Monument for Asia in Singapore, to be displayed at the Catholic High School. Her artwork has been sold and displayed at various locations in the world and her collectors include Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Etheridge, Lee Iacocca, Calvin Klein, Whoopi Goldberg, Little Richard and Paul Stanley of the rock group Kiss. The theatre at her high school, Lutheran High School of Orange County is named after her.

Nechita is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

She graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a degree in Fine Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles. In January 2014, she married longtime boyfriend Dimitry Tcharfas and has a daughter.

 

Jul
17
Fri
Meet Artist Anna Razumovskaya @ LaMantia Gallery
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Portrait photo of artist Anna Razumovskaya

Join us Friday July 17th, 6-8 pm and Saturday, July 18th, 4-7 pm as we welcome American Impressionist artist Anna Razumovskaya.

 

With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative.

Anna is best known for her classic, romantic figures that carry a sense of elegance and grace.

They carry an aura associated with the Renaissance and yet, due to her signature powerful and dynamic technique, they are refreshingly modern. Anna’s eclectic mix of experiences has enabled her to create a truly unique signature style that resonates with those who share her passion for life. She is a great believer in art’s power to heal, transform and inspire others in their journey.

Anna is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she got the distinction award of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently, she studied art in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectible artists on the contemporary scene.

Born at the height of the cold war, Anna has seen two very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and femininity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. Of particular interest to her were the portrait masters of the late 19th Century, John Singer Sargent, the Russian painter Valentin Serov, and earlier masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt. She traveled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her real home.

Looking at Anna Razumovskaya’s art, you always get a feeling of artist soul tension behind the painting. “Romanticism” is the word to describe Anna’s works…interlacing of quiet tones with the bright color impact at the end is the trademark of the artist… abstract elements is the significant aspect of every artwork and, in combination with the sensual dynamics, creates an unforgettable experience for the viewer.

Anna Razumovskaya graduated from Russian State Academy Of Arts (Rostov-on-Don) M.F.A. Fine Arts in 1991 and from 1992 to 1995 studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland.

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