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Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas.
"Soul Cage" is a reflective work, allowing us to get in touch with our more profound thoughts. It is a portal of questions for God, a soul retrieval, a ritual of deep time dreaming. What is human life? We never quite have a full grasp on the whole; it's always out of reach, providing an enriching symbolic statement on the extent of the human condition.
The primary colors are purple, indigo, brown, and yellow. Purple is the color of imagination and spirituality. The color indigo is of intuition, perception, and the higher mind. Brown is the color of security, protection, and material wealth. Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect.
✔ The painting signed on the front and back. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges and comes ready to hang. "Soul Cage" conceived and completed by the spring of 2017 at the Otherworldly Dream 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. "Soul Cage" is a multilayered work. I build up layers using a variety of techniques with large windows in each so that the final images are a kind of collage of textures.
In a series "Beyond The Consequence Of Time":
Beyond The Consequence Of Time is a parable on man's destiny and his relationship with what is beyond. The theme here is a conceptual and philosophical dialogue among different positions that combine the downfall of an old-world and a human tendency for something exalted. In both cases, what brings the interest is not what is factually happening, but how we see reality and the world and how we project in them our inner thoughts and feelings. In that regard, the reality is just a personal projection, something that only exists when perceived in a certain way. Man lives in this world he created, in the world of spiral meanings, color values, equalized contexts, and mythological symbols.
This project will be developing over the coming years.
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