header image detail of Alexandria Levin painting
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Archives | Alexandria Levin

"Dark, beautiful, strange, and colorful contemporary realist and somewhat surrealist oil paintings; featuring plush creatures, slightly off still-lifes, semi-abstract landscapes, and allegorical animal tales."

...From a description of my work, included in the previous incarnation of this website, originally designed and developed in early 2012. In creating this new site, I decided to archive the old site, and leave things (art statements, news, CV, etc.) as they were, when it was last updated in late 2018. Click the link below to get to the old home page, and any of the other 225+ pages.

• alexalev.com | alexandria levin oil paintings archived site, with over 250 paintings

From the Evolution section:
"We are the sum of history moving forward. Artists evolve. Hand, technique, ability, themes – these things evolve, and they all come from somewhere. Each body of work was born of what came before it, and within each body the work evolves until it can no longer sustain the impulse that drove it in the first place. Bodies of work shift when they become too comfortable. Over time, and through the collective bodies of work created so far, one can see the thematic and technical loops, spirals, folds, where it has been kneaded, where something new has been added, where it all folds over again; sometimes curving in one direction, and sometimes veering around a different corner. Painting is the one consistent thing in my life. It is the striving. You never get there."

• Click any image below to get to that section of the archived site.

painting by Alexandria Levin
painting by Alexandria Levin
Evolution
Kissing the Third Rail, from 1984
• Early oil on canvas paintings.
Evolution
Self-Portrait with Crows, from 1994
• Later oil on canvas paintings.
painting by Alexandria Levin
painting by Alexandria Levin
Critters and Creatures
Eyeless Rabbit, from 2007
• Magical realist stuffed animals
Still-Lifes
Rawhide Oh, from 2005
• Magical realist still-life paintings
painting by Alexandria Levin
painting by Alexandria Levin
Landscapes
December, from 2014
• Semi-abstract landscapes
Trees and Other Arboreal Things
Azalea #3, from 2009
• Portraits of trees and such
painting by Alexandria Levin
painting by Alexandria Levin
Structures
Creek, from 2012
• Landscapes with the human touch
Fragments of Being
Little Red House, from 2012
• Abstractions based on realism