Size: 31.5 H x 39.4 W x 1.2 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

The vision of an alien world transformed through the prism of imagination and poured onto the canvas. A painting based on the 1961 Polish philosophical science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem. The book centers upon the themes of the nature of human memory, experience and the ultimate inadequacy of communication between human and non-human species.

"We don't want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don't want other worlds; we want a mirror. We seek contact and will never achieve it. We are in the foolish position of a man striving for a goal he fears and doesn't want. Man needs man!" (Dr. Snaut of Solaris).

Conceived and completed by the summer of 2012 at the Island Studio, Jerusalem.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang. Signed on the front and back.

About a process:
This piece has started with no preconceived notion of where the process will go. There is something magical about the painting being spontaneous, as only have a certain amount of control over what is out - the rest is serendipity. This is a multilayered work. Alexey builds up layers using a variety of techniques with large windows in each, so that the final images are a kind of collage of textures.

About a series:
"Destinations Beyond"
Inspired by the romantic, science fictional books and movies, Alexey strives to imagine the possibility of visiting remote places that no man ever get to see. He approaches this work without preconception and allows his unconscious mind to direct the formation of his surreal landscapes. Each and every painting in this series is a window into realms that lie beyond the vanity of worldly affairs. Somewhere above. An idyllic escape art transports us to imaginative realities.

Keywords: Planet, Purple, Red, Romantic, Solaris, Sci Fi, Alien, Tarkovsky, Landscape

Subjects: Outer Space

Styles: Surrealism, Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Expressionism, Conceptual

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Outer Space Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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