As an explorer of the mysterious universe of oil painting, abstract-surrealist artist Alexey Adonin has dedicated two decades to convey his vision of hidden otherworldly realms that connect with a timeless source of inspiration. Alexey's philosophy stems from the idea that one's reality is made up of what one believes it to be. He uses a unique and beautiful technique in which he layers oil paints solely on top of one another to create a mystical, transparent look. Alexey's works have been showcased locally and internationally and are held in private collections around the world.
Alexey believes that art is a way to express ourselves and a unique key to unlocking hidden knowledge. He sought to explore this unseen realm from a very young age, relying on his intuition to find the answers he seeks. Alexey approaches his work without preconception, allowing spontaneous things to happen at the very first. This method is what shapes the main composition at the initial stage. Finally, he takes advantage of the human mind's fantastic ability to find order in chaos—this ability lets him discover the details. Life is an enigma that does not have any logical explanation. In his creative endeavor, Alexey tries to apply a more philosophical approach and hint at all things' mystical origin. He mostly strives to get away from banal copying of reality, preferring to create one of his own, which somehow reflects his inner world. His work refers to the notions of preexisting ideas, knowledge, and beliefs present in mind, which he is born with rather than something he has learned through experience. It's a memory beyond the consequence of time—a creative look at the processes that happen underneath our reality. However, in the end, Alexey hopes that those who view his work may participate in the creative process—perceiving the painting only as a foundation that waits for their minds to draw upon it any picture they want.
1989 - 1993 State Art College named after A. Glebov (Minsk, Belarus)
1982 - 1987 Children School of Arts (Slutsk, Belarus)