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    This is a personal project consisted of original paintings on canvas and wood named "STORIES FROM A NEVERLAND" made during year 2012 / 2013 / 20… Read More
    This is a personal project consisted of original paintings on canvas and wood named "STORIES FROM A NEVERLAND" made during year 2012 / 2013 / 2014. My body of work is built of melancholic interaction between man-made status symbols and frozen moments of the Utopian childhood memories. Strongly focused on figurative narration my characters simply reflects us - modern society without it's masks. Yet the only place where we are truly revealed the way we are - is one from the inside. If you examine my work closely, you might come to the realization that my creatures are really kind of self portraits, set in a fantastical landscapes of imaginary world which echoes of her own… a bitter, yet sweetly coated prescription for modern life Read Less
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From the interview for "Highlark" magazine:

"Her work is a fantastical interpretation of today’s social whims, but among the creatures and other universes lies an eerie sense of order. A medicine cabinet full of horrors, maybe, depending on how you see the line between real and unreal. Ultimately, past the metaphor and narrative and saturated imagery, it’s Valentina’s personal dive into the deep that defines her work, exploring a place that remains open to a select few individuals if only they choose to enter it.It’s easy to pinpoint the humanistic element in Brostean’s pieces, especially her most recent ones. These are, for the most part, more representational of the human form than earlier works- the face and body are rendered classically, less abstracted and more defined in terms of shape and feature. These straightforward forms are effective in their own way, relating directly to what we look for in ourselves and each other, and the external forces we face. Some of her scenes, however, retain the distortion that she seems to have focused on in her early stuff, that unearthly normalcy. Specifically, I’m talking about her piece titled Possessed, which tumbles in and out of mischief with a cast of shady characters and a fairy tale forest fire color scheme. The painting walks the line between human representation and the abstracted forms it can take; what I see as a culmination of Valentina’s personal influences.On a technical level, Brostean has an approach to the canvas in which she fills it in its entirety, but leaves something to be desired in the negative space. Her compositions, when centered, are a glimpse- a still frame, caught and presented. When not centered, they instead swim around the piece, framing and highlighting as they go. Working with acrylics, Valentina also achieves a range of values that allows for exaggerations- from rotundity to twig-like figures, each is cast in a faint half-light that sets the scene for yet another altered reality. Valentina’s work is in the end, a reflection on herself and how the peculiarities of that space repeat themselves around her."

"What happens when you grow up?" / Mixed media on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 2016 
"After the fire" / acrylic on canvas | 100 x 150 cm / 2012


| MOTHER & CHILD | acrylic on wooden board | 30 x 20 cm | 2014
S A T O R I / Acrylic and oil on canvas / 2012 
| RUNAWAY OF A GENTLE SOUL | Acrylic on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 2016 
| RISING  OF  THE  BRUJO | acrylic on canvas | 150 x 100 cm / 2012
| ROOTS | Acrylic on fine art paper / 2016 
| H O M E | detail | 2016 
| THEY CALLED HER MISS NOSTALGIA   | acrylic on canvas / 50 x 50 cm / 2016
| GARDEN OF SECRET DELIGHTS | Acrylic on canvas / 50 x 50 cm / 2015
| WHO IS YOUR GOD? | Acrylic and water color on paper / 2015
| P I N O C C H I O  | Oil on canvas / 30 x 30 / 2015 
Exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA / 2015 
| B I R D  C A T C H E R S | acrylic on canvas | 50 x 60 cm | 2012

|Amputation of the princess heart | acrylic on canvas | 100 x 150 cm | 2012

Amputation of queens heart / Acrylic on canvas / 120 x 100 cm / 2012 
Forest Miracle / Acrylic on canvas | 2012 / private collection USA 
| M E T A M O R P H O S I S | Acrylic on canvas,  50 x 70 cm,  2016 
|SECRETS OF A BUTTERFLY GIRL| 2014
| BEAUTIFUL DECAY | Acrylic on canvas / 50 X 50 cm, 2014 
 | BEAUTIFUL DECAY | Acrylic on canvas | 2014 | 50 x 60 cm 
| SUPER GIRL POWER | Acrylic and water color on fine art paper | 30 x 30 cm | 2014
| G A Y  A L F |  Acrylic on canvas / 20 x 30 cm / 2015 
| PAUL SCHEER & FRIENDS | Acrylic on canvas /  40 x 40 cm diameter 2015 
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