Outstanding Impression Oil Painting By Leonid Afremov

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Outstanding Impression Oil Painting By Leonid Afremov

Every painting he made even though themed was almost in line with one another, but contained different feelings, colors, and emotions. Beauty, passion, and interwoven in harmony

Impressionism is a style of painting with more emphasis on the effect of light on the object of painting. The rough but expressive texture of the paint is often found in paintings made using a pallet knife. The technique of painting using a pallet knife does not produce artworks that are as smooth as the use of a brush. However, the results of expressive and colorful paintings are even more pronounced when using this technique. One of the faithful painters who use the pallet knife technique is Leonid Afremov. Artists born in Vitebsk, Belarus who now live in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, claim to be in love with the technique. In his hand, a combination of oil paint and pallet knife embodies a work of art that is visually very beautiful. "My artwork is the result of a long process. Every canvas is born during the work process. Every painting touches my deepest world, "he said as reported by the official website, afremov.com.

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The painter who is rated by the American Fine Art Association as one of the few influential painters in the world today neatly combines bright paint colors and then carves it into a form of gradation in lighting. If you look at it, colorful gradations created by Afremov gave rise to a wet effect, and typical reflection. Some curators and art experts argue that the painting technique is impossible to duplicate. Painting using a pallet knife does need to have special skills. This tool is used to give texture and sweep flat areas with a single polish. Pallet blades can also be used to produce impasto techniques. This technique is known as an attempt to coat the paint very thickly on the canvas so that the stroke can be clearly seen. When the paint dries, the paint smeared with this technique will produce a clear texture so that the figure of the object looks real.

The style of French impressionism in the mid-19th century is a hallmark of Afremov's painting. His paintings gained a strong influence from Russian artist March Chagall and Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. The influence was obtained when studying art and graphics at the Vitebsk Education Institute. After graduating from college in 1978, he studied with local artist Ba Rowski, who had studied with Marc Chagall when the great artist lived in Vitebsk. His life in Russia turned out to be very hard. Being a citizen of Jewish descent, earned him discrimination.

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In the 1990s, Afremov and his family decided to cross into Israel. He hoped that in his ancestral land he would get better treatment while building a new life because his residence in Vitebsk was in an insecure zone due to the terrible explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. However, Goddess Fortuna was apparently not on her side. Ironically, in her native land, she was actually labeled as a Russian immigrant whose painting prices were valued very low by art galleries. The behavior he got from the gallery hurt him, and decided to sell his work door-to-door, or sell it on the night market. This method proved to be effective and the results of the sale of his paintings were quite decent. The humiliation he got from an art gallery in Israel made him one of the painters who sold his works directly.

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Until now, Afremov is known as a painter who does not give space to third parties to sell his paintings. From this new marketing system, gradually, the name Afremov has a place in the hearts of art lovers. He collected the money from the sale of paintings and then made capital to create a gallery in Ashdod, in 1995. The gallery is quite well-known among Russian immigrants living in Israel. His two children are responsible for marketing and shipping paintings to customers around the world. A quiet life was not enjoyed too long. In 2001, Afremov's gallery was forced to close because it was damaged by an irresponsible mass. The incident made him decide to move to the United States in 2002.

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Unlike artists who make work based on personal experience. Hard life behavior due to political problems and discrimination experienced by Afremov did not appear in his work. His artwork is far from politics, let alone carve the hidden symbols in his paintings. Afremov is a painter who tells stories through drawings but paints the objects he sees. He often travels and presents many events and scenes through the lens of his camera.

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The objects he painted include animals, humans, natural landscapes, cultural landscapes, families, jazz, solitude, and sad mood after rain. Every painting he produces is very personal, touching, and at the same time inspiring. Bright colors like yellow, orange, red, blue, white, and black gradations inscribed with a pallet knife are very strong to catch the eye.

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Art is my life and I paint every single day. It makes me happy to see people enjoying my art,” says Leonid Afremov.

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Every artwork is the result of a long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different moods, colors, and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony, and spirit of this world in my paintings.

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