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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
This fantastic landscape was created in several distinct stages. The last you can see here as a see taught yellow water in the ocean and unusual clouds in shape of birds head. All cute and fantastic............My show at Watergate Art Galley at the Watergate Building in Washington DC will represent my landscapes, starting January 2017. Also my solo show will be announced by September at Ellena Ab Gallery in Red Hook in Brooklyn. It is a three story building art gallery and will exhibit more than 40 of my works starting November 2016. Currently I am painting fishes , flowers and drip paintings in new colors. Everything you have seen so far of mine will be all new. New colors, deeper, more complex and yet simple. If you wish to be invited to my opening art receptions, please follow me here on Saatchiart.com and I will be glad to send you an invitation. Or you can follow me on Facebook and I will be sending invitations there as well.. Andrey Bogoslowsky...........................Why do I paint"
Why do I paint- statement.
"Not for the money.
Not for the fame.
Not for my ego.
I’ve painted for over 30 years because I don’t know of any better way to spend my day.
I paint like the bird sings after the matting season is over- for fun. I paint like the sun shines everyday, like the river flows downward and the ocean never stops waving. I paint because this is the way things are. Painting is the nature of me. And I am in the very nature of painting. I am infected by painting. I belong to a clan of strange people who paint, sculpt, make new music, write poetry and make movies and cartoons.
My style is free of any associations. No one can say my brush movements or graphite drawing elements resemble someone else's work. I am free of De Kooning. I am free of Rembrandt. I am free of Leonardo, Picasso, and Van Gogh. I even freed myself of Jackson Pollock -and that was very hard. But the hardest is to free my self from my own self. To let go of any presumptions I have about reality and how it should be interpreted- how it should be painted.
I would like to make a little contribution to humanity. I’d like to give back to this world I have taken so much from.
My unique style of painting -- brushing around, drawing, dibbling, dripping, scraping and splashing -- flows directly from my personality. The way I care about the subjects I paint is more than a practical choice. I look deeply in to my heart, in to the darkest corners of my inner world and choose my subjects very carefully. I started painting sail boats six month ago. The visions of open sky, and free sails getting blown by the wind, and the sun and the moon above -- it’s not an accident. I want to inspire a feeling of freedom and liberty. I want to liberate the viewer’s soul.
My colors are dramatic in some places, but others relaxed, so one's eye-mind can have a break.
A painting has a starting color or two. Let's say I decide the dominant color here will be yellow and the rest will contribute to bring out the beauty of yellow. I have to say colors sing to me. But I feel each color has a mystery of its own. The world of colors is infinite by nature. And so ma I, and so am I.
The rhythms of my brush strokes are as diverse as the rhythms of mother nature. The brush strokes are stronger closest to the main object.
Some subjects I paint might seem irrelevant, incredible, too far fetched, too scientific and inaccessible, or even wired and aloof. But that is OK by me.
I see flowers as one of nature’s most elaborate expressions of erotic beauty, in a very abstract and organic way. Not arrogant, but very sensual and delicate, with hundreds upon hundreds of sizes and shapes and colors. Flowers are a truely infinite source of inspiration. I can paint a new flower each day -- for the rest of my life -- and every one will be different. It feels good to have infinity as my resource and creative challenge.
My “cosmology” series was inspired by reading Astronomy magazine in 2004. I realized outer space is diverse and beautiful. The gas clouds called nebulas are made out of many elements we find on Earth. They are elaborate in shapes and rich in color when viewed through different light filters. I realized that the universe looks different depending on your point of view. So if one gas cloud looks like a horse head to us on Earth, from the other side it might look like an airplane. One hundred billion galaxies in our visible universe, and each galaxy has no less than one thousand gas clouds. This brings me very close to an infinate number of shapes and colors to work from.
I use the same force of nature as the universe does -- gravity -- to create my cosmology paintings. I break all the rules I was taught in art schools. The paint flows almost freely on a horizontal surface as I put the canvas flat on the floor, and only little bumps I create by putting things under the canvas on the floor prevent the paint floating out of my control. The paddles dry up with their natural, infinitely detailed shapes of arms, faces, snakes or birds.
In my early years I painted erotic figures posed in grotesque novelty situations. It was lots of fun. Now, my figures are more like avatars -- imaginary deities with no traditional mythology attached. I make my own myths as I go along. A big canvas might take me a year or longer to paint. I have plenty of time to tell my creation story; for example, how "this nude figure standing by the oceanside has a twin sister who was banished from the land for being a moon worshiper". My figurative works are correct in all the anatomical details, but I like to elaborate, to give them extra powers, perhaps by making their eye lashes extend to "the edge of known universe".
Skulls are a new additon to my repertoire. As I come of age, they are a reflection on my inevitable mortality.
My new series of florals where I started adding vases made out from cut out pictures from art books stimulates my imagination. I give a cosmic significance to Vermer's work. I take a picture of Mayan ceramic figurine and draw with silver( pure silver) marker over it, creating a mysterious star map and the character depicted becomes my " star gazer". I cut out sculptures by Michaelangello Buenarotti, especially his late works, salves, and I mount then on the side of my semi abstract flowers. The language he- Michelangelo spoke 500 years ago, spoke in stone I speak now in color. My hand knows well how to make " undeciphered" writings after I have made hundreds of them on my "space rocks" or other objects. I create a back ground with pure 18 K gold marker and then run a very thin almost watercolor layer of color and writing becomes a mysterious message beneath the surface.
I like mystery. I like to discover and find out new things as time goes by. And this is how I " construct " my paintings.
Passionate brush work you see at first glance is just an invitation to look longer and discover something for yourself. And about yourself. Art needs to show beauty, and absolute love to this world. And this is my mind set when I am painting."
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