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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Even if all the castles of the entire world were destroyed, in the minds of men they would be built anew; the wizard called imagination would raise high walls and towers out of ruins.
The primary colors are white, brown, yellow, red, and indigo. The color white affects the mind and body by aiding in mental clarity, promoting feelings of fresh beginnings and renewal. Brown, like green, is a color connected to life, growth, and the color of the earth. Yellow is a color that linked to high energy and the power of the sun. Red is a hot, robust, and stimulating color that represents energy. Indigo is the color of intuition, perception and the higher mind.
✔ The painting signed on the front and back. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges and comes ready to hang. "Along The Shores Of History" conceived and completed by the end of 2011 at the Island Studio, Jerusalem.
About a process:
This piece I have started with no preconceived notion of where the process will go. There is something magical about the painting being spontaneous, as I only have a certain amount of control over what is out - the rest is serendipity. Although there are only three primary colors, I use various mixtures to create lots of additional shades. By choosing the right hues, I create the desired mood in my pieces. "Along The Shores Of History" is a multilayered work. I build up layers using a variety of techniques with large windows in each so that the final image is a kind of collage of textures.
About a series "Forgotten Garden":
Forgotten Garden is an exploration of worlds simultaneously ancient, mystic, and subconscious. These walkabouts through the ambiance and vast realms of once-blooming gardens conjure up stirring, emotional events from the near future and the very distant past. It demonstrates that oil painting's greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative compositions.
About the artist:
Alexey Adonin's paintings are at the intersection of abstraction and surrealism. The layered shapes of color ambiguously represent landscapes and castle-like structures, which appear isolated and far off into the distance, as if we are staring at a mirage that could disappear at any moment. His work projects an inherent tension, with a clear center point in each painting around which every element revolves and impels from. The sense of remoteness and apprehension in work is undoubtedly influenced by his experience as an immigrant, and the political and religious tension he lives with, in Jerusalem. Many of his paintings are inspired by his interest in philosophy and the universal forces that sublimely push and pull us along. He approaches his work without preconception and allows his unconscious mind to direct the formation of his surreal landscapes. As he puts it, "painting should walk through a sort of evolution, like a child who grows up."
Size: 39.4 W x 31.5 H x 1 in
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