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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
"Do not pay attention to the forms created by experience, but seek your Source, which does not belong to this life, and free from death. Seek balance and be a Living perception of the WHOLE, where two become one, and One is an expression of the Timeless..." As an artist, if you were experimenting long enough with painting methods, some themes can link up to create an exciting stylistic confluence. “Contemplation“ is a milestone of some creative period and marks a further evolution for me.
The primary colors are blue, violet, pink, and orange. Blue is a very soothing color that helps calm your mind and reduces tension. Violet that stems from blue is another color that brings peace to your soul. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. Optimistic and positive, orange adds richness and warmth to everything with which it is associated - it illuminates and enhances other things around it.
✔ The painting signed on the front and back. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges and comes ready to hang. "Contemplation" conceived and completed by the end of 2012 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. "Contemplation" 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 "Destination Beyond":
Destination Beyond is a window into realms that lie beyond the vanity of worldly affairs. I have a sneaking suspicion that there is more going on than my five senses can tell me. I know I need to explore these unseen realms, relying on my intuition to find the answers I seek. As my attention sinks into the imaginary worlds, it gradually loses the focal dynamics of ordinary perception and at a specific moment, reveals its original potential - pure and living Consciousness. It is a collection of works that gives you the unique possibility of visiting strange and remote places that no man has ever seen.
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.”
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