All doors are in front of you. Open the ones that are yours and hit the road, boldly. Avoid fuss, go forward without looking back, and step by step, you will turn from a student into a teacher and from a teacher into a creator. Find your world and light it as a candle. So it will burn at zenith like a star. This world will become your heavenly home, intimate and dear, and, like a mirror, will reflect your light.
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 connected with a timeless source of inspiration. Alexey was born in Slutsk, Belarus, in 1973. He graduated in 1993 from the State Art College named after A. 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.
Alexey believes that art is not only a way to express ourselves but also a unique key to unlocking the hidden world's knowledge. He sought to explore this unseen realm from a very young age, 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 the human mind's fantastic ability 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 to create one of his own, which somehow reflects his inner world. His work refers to the notions of preexisting ideas, knowledge, and beliefs present in mind, something that he is 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. However, in the end, 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.
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Oil on Canvas