Mark Garro & Alexandra Manukyan solo shows @ Copro Gallery

articleHaving a tough week? Feel some more harmony and delight as this Saturday, 12th November, Alexandra Manukyan and Mark Garro‘s electrifying solo shows both open at Copro Gallery!

Alexandra showcases a new selection of paintings, bringing her well-known fine art surrealism with beautifully poignant pieces reflecting her own reactions to global environmental changes. “[The] loss of biodiversity, species extinctions, and destruction of natural habitats. Through the middle of the coming century, it is likely the quality of life on earth will be compromised with dire consequences” she explains. “What is to come from the future of humanity?” Her pieces at Copro Gallery are her best to date; picturesque, intricate, and always hiding more left yet to discover at your next look upon her works. Our relationship with the rest of nature is often taken for granted, yet Alexandra Manukyan once again reminds us of the bond we have, and how easily compromised it can be.

In his 6th solo show at Copro Gallery, Mark Garro’s ‘Cosmolyptic’ brings forth engaging alternate realities. In an impressive fusion of loose and hyper-realistic trompe l’oeil painting techniques, he invites you to move with him through potential futures – realism and fantasy have never been so alluringly combined. “The work often features classically beautiful figures as cosmological cogs working within the complex mechanisms of the universe” explains his bio, “Dynamic motion of familiar shapes morphing and implying other familiar shapes, creating, destroying and re-creating once again in two dimensions but implying four.”

Both Alexandra and Mark will be attending the opening night artist reception this Saturday.

Alexandra Manukyan – Prophecies Unheeded
Mark Garro  – Cosmolyptic

November 12 – December 3, 2016

Copro Gallery

Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Sales enquiries: call Copro Gallery on 310-829-2156 or email copronason@msn.com.

Mark Garro  – Cosmolyptic




Yellow Ribbon


Miss Universe

mark_garro_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_005Miss Saigon – Suitors or Looters

mark_garro_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_006Cosmolyptic Birth of Lilith

Alexandra Manukyan – Prophecies Unheeded


alexandra_manukyan_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_002 Acedia


Evolutia with Red Monkeys

alexandra_manukyan_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_004Avarice Pyrrhic Victory

mark_garro_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_007Time Keepers

alexandra_manukyan_copro_gallery_beautiful_bizarre_005Who’s the Beast


About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect.


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