Tamara A. Arzumanova Corinaldi

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My family made San Francisco our home after escaping an ethnic cleansing. Since childhood I have used art to express my own personal internal experience of the worlds around me. As I've grown into an artist, my goal in creating work has solidified into a need to unite disparate and separated parties through the expression of universal emotions. Often, elements surrounding the subject and the subject, themselves, are contorted and altered to express an overall emotion and experience.
Currently, I am working on a portraiture series that uncovers the public and private face of the subject, always asking myself how does this person represent themselves to the public, to me, privately within themselves and what is relatable about their experience to the rest of us. It could be a stare or pose, but the goal is always to connect observers to the subject's emotional and psychological expression.