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David Pleasing Himself


David Pleasing Himself Drawing

Maxim Bondarenko

United States

Drawing, Pastel on Paper

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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Drawing: Pastel on Paper. This 20-minute pastel drawing was made on December 5th, 2019, at Leslie & Lohman Studio, New York. Artwork Original Specs: - Medium: Pastel - Material: #840 kraft paper, Borden & Riley; 60lb, 98g/sm - Fixed with Matte Fixative, Blick Art Materials - Signed

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Drawing:Pastel on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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Russian artist based in New York. I was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. At 25 I moved to Moscow and lived there for 12 years until politics turned the country into a Kafkaesque nightmare. My last years in Moscow I couldn't be happy, to be myself or practice painting. I went into a deep creative crisis. I've been back into art when I moved to New York. I have retrieved my inspiration and happily work again, innovating my own method based on mixed media, using acrylics and tempera on cardboard washed multiple times with water. I usually work with color, succeeding the academic school of art and Impressionist tradition. It is the epitome of my art. In my darkest days, I imagined my art as a Power much stronger than myself and I’m still learning to trust it. I strive to avoid any judgment and to silence my internal critic. The color theory is my religion and I rely on it to build a serious relationship with my creative source, with inner me. Something that turns me into a creative state, something that makes me able to create the worlds.

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