2nd Place Award Winner – Alexey Adonin, Israel
Traditional Art Category
Abstract oil painting “Shore of Fancies” by Alexey Adonin of Israel which is presented in our “Summer & Flowers” Art & Photography Exhibition took the 2nd Place Award in Traditional Art Category.
Alexey’s work is a perfect example of abstraction with compelling design, composition, and colour. Beautifully arranged elements of various sizes and shapes organized into unthinkable arrangements create a truly unique landscape on which the eye of the viewer freely travels trying to discover the intricacies of this work. Thus the viewer’s interpretation is open to their own perceptions and filters not bound by any constraints whatsoever.
Alexey believes that art is not only a way to express ourselves but also a unique key to unlocking the knowledge of the hidden world. From a very young age, he sought to explore this unseen realm, relying on his intuition to find the answers he seeks. Alexey approaches his work without preconception, allowing spontaneous things to happen at the very first. This method is what shapes the main composition at the initial stage. Finally, he takes advantage of a fantastic ability of the human mind to find order in chaos—this ability lets him discover the details. Life is an enigma that does not have any logical explanation. In his creative endeavor, Alexey tries to apply a more philosophical approach and to hint at the mystical origin of all things. He mostly strives to get away from banal copying of reality, preferring instead to create one of his own—something that somehow reflects his inner world. His work refers to the notions of preexisting ideas, knowledge, and beliefs present in mind, something that he born with rather than something he has learned through experience. It’s a memory beyond the consequence of time—a creative look at the processes that happen underneath our reality. In the end, however, Alexey hopes that those who view his work may participate in the creative process—perceiving the painting only as a foundation that waits for their minds to draw upon it any picture they want.
All submissions were judged by our Guest Juror Diane Soward who commented: “Unique abstract composition. Love the beach and creative shapes in this painting.”
|Artist’s Short Biography|
|As an explorer of the mysterious universe of oil painting, Jerusalem based abstract-surrealist artist, Alexey Adonin has dedicated over one and a half-decade to convey his vision of hidden otherworldly realms that connect with a timeless source of inspiration. Alexey was born in Slutsk, Belarus, 1973. He graduated in 1993 from the State Art College named after A. K. Glebov, Minsk, Belarus. In the same year, he has immigrated to Israel. Since 2002, Alexey has exhibited locally and internationally. His work has also been acquired by notable private collections worldwide.|
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