Using a rich palette of vivid colors, Belrusian painter Leoind Afremov creates bold, emotional pieces filled with vibrancy and movement. His adeptly applied thick patches of color are a textured mosaic whose layering and direction tell a compelling story.
Afremov’s palette-knife technique is superb. With an amazing economy of stroke, Afremov’s cityscapes are a magical glimpse into an idealized urban environment whose reflective walkways enhance the rainbow hued foliage. There is raw emotion evidenced throughout his body of work, reflecting, sensitivity and passion. It is through this powerful portal that Afremov is able to convey sound and movement in his musical portraits.
Perhaps there is there something in the water over in Vitebsk that creates artistic souls. Afremov was born in city of Vitebsk in 1955, the same town as celebrated artist, Marc Chagall. Chagall, along with Malevich and Kandinsky founded the renowned Vitebsk Art School. Leonid Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of the elite members.
It is not surprising that Afremov’s work is collected all over the world. With patrons from the USA, Israel, Italy, France, England, Spain, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Afremov’s work speaks to the global community through the international language of beauty and harmony.
Posted by Diana Cook at 16 August, 2010