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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
It is a voyage to the world of extraordinary buildings and bridges, all growing and living on the planet's surface. The painting is inspired by "not seeking new lands but seeing with fresh eyes."
The primary colors are green and brown. Because it symbolizes nature, green is very visually soothing and therefore allows us to stay calm and refreshed. Brown, like green, is a color connected to life, growth, and the color of the earth.
✔ The painting signed on the front and back. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges and comes ready to hang. "Biosphere" conceived and completed by the spring of 2010 at the Island Studio, Jerusalem.
About a process:
At first, I made a small sketch, and then manually transferred it to the canvas, intuitively improving the composition and working on the color scheme. 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. The paint is fragile and transparent, almost like a watercolor.
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."
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Featured in Saatchi Art's curated series, Inside The Studio