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About the artist
Rain is a classically-trained, symbolist painter with a passion for dark surrealism, utilizing allegorical and at times provocative imagery to convey ideas about the more elusive aspects of the human condition.
After immigrating to the United States from Ukraine in 1999, she continued pursuing an education in fine art, first at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, and subsequently at School of Visual Arts. During the student years, she was influenced by renowned mentors whose guidance helped develop a singular focus, diligent work ethic, and an expanded vision of where she could explore her ideas.
Presently, Rain lives in New York and exhibits alongside her idols, both domestically and internationally.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Rain’s devotion to fine art began in Ukraine, where it served as a remedy against night terrors that plagued her from infancy. She found solace in releasing the terrifying images trapped in her mind onto canvas. The more she painted, the more liberated she felt, the more fascinated Rain was with the power of art over the heart and mind. Rain’s work has evolved monumentally, graduating from studious interpretation of nightmares to realization of their significance in philosophical and archetypal context. These present interests allow her to shed light on the darker aspects of the subconscious, allowing her to be at once honest, vulnerable, and empowered about her own humanity with her audience.
The ultimate purpose of Rain’s work had also evolved over time. Having found catharsis in artistic exorcisms, she now seeks to affect a similar kind of salvation: to create uncensored and find genuine wisdom. The ideas portrayed in her work, although visually unique, are actually quite universal. Nostalgia, Enlightenment, Solitude, Lust, Mortality, Time, and the like intrigue us all. In this way, her art speaks to everyone who listens.