Medium
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Courtesy Gallery Dukan

Alexander Tinei is best known for his portraits of men, women, and children who bear the marks of their alienation in the form of blue tattoos. Drawing from his childhood in Soviet Moldova, Tinei explores questions of identity and authenticity. Like the pair in Fred & Fred (2011), the figures in Tinei’s paintings pose awkwardly and self-consciously against a background of dark, muted colors, their forearms, necks, or faces streaked in blue. A number of Tinei’s subjects are masked, making their self-effacement explicit.

Selected exhibitions
2019
High Five! 5 years Galleria Doris GhettaGalleria Doris Ghetta
Sown by the roadsideGalleria Doris Ghetta
2011
ALEXANDER TINEI - Dark PearlAna Cristea Gallery
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Lake and mountains

Oil on canvas
23 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
60 × 50 cm
Location
Saint Ouen
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy Gallery Dukan

Alexander Tinei is best known for his portraits of men, women, and children who bear the marks of their alienation in the form of blue tattoos. Drawing from his childhood in Soviet Moldova, Tinei explores questions of identity and authenticity. Like the pair in Fred & Fred (2011), the figures in Tinei’s paintings pose awkwardly and self-consciously against a background of dark, muted colors, their forearms, necks, or faces streaked in blue. A number of Tinei’s subjects are masked, making their self-effacement explicit.

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