ARTIST STATEMENT: Originally from South Urals in Russia, Nina Tokhtaman Valetova is New York based american-russian artist. Holding Master's degree in Art from University BGPU in Ufa, she has been working as a painter since 1982.
Nina was award winner in 2009 of Premio ALBA 2009 Certificate and Medal, Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy. In 2012 she got Diploma for high professionalism and personal contribution to development of modern art, International Art Academy, Moskva (Moscow), Russia.
Many of paintings are in public and private collections in Russia, United States, in Denmark, Germany.
Nina's works explore the relationship between ancient cultures, mythologies, fantasy,metaphysics and philosophy.
The theme of metaphysical realism, visionary art , fantasy art has been very well presented in oil paintings and digital art works by Nina Tokhtaman Valetova. Experiments with color, composition and dimension make paintings enigmatic and paradoxical. Her works have philosophical depth . With imagination and meditation Nina uses as a student of Eastern philosophy of Zen the archetypes of the unconscious to the understanding of the universe multilateral thin. Her works have dreamlike quality , wherein objects frequently turn into one another . Nina implements many meanings in her paintings. Each painting has its own meaning, and often several. But she prefers to have an opportunity for viewers to interpret the content of the paintings.. So Nina is doing the painting that they have no limit for the perception and stimulate the imagination. The sense of mystery encourages the viewers to unravel the mystery and makes them think about the meaning of the paintings