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Size: 39.4 W x 31.5 H x 1.2 in
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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
The religious impulse is nothing more than a desire to remember what we have forgotten. There is no need for religion, to worship anything unless it is life itself. Our true nature is shrouded in mist, its glory dimmed by a veil of flesh. Our problem is that we have forgotten; our mission is to try and remember the dream we had before we fell asleep.
The primary colors are brown, yellow, and indigo. Brown, like green, is a color connected to life, growth, and the color of the earth. Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. 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. "In Your Garden" conceived and completed by the spring 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. "In Your Garden" 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."
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