Art Wednesday: Leonid Afremov
|Three Red - this is one of my favourites|
Artist: Leonid Afremov
Place of birth: Vitebsk, Russia (1955) - moved to Israel in 1990, USA in 2002 and now lives in Mexico
For his life history (which is very interesting and lengthy) - check out his link
Famous for his palette work (he generally doesn't use a brush), which is easy to see in these paintings and those bright oranges and yellows - his paintings are unmistakable. Interestingly, Afremov does not hold exhibitions (or have involvement with dealers or galleries) and promotes his own works and sells many via the internet, including eBay. I like this art, its bold and colourful, however I would like to see more works in different colours such as in "Evening Charm" or "Downpour" (below).
|Downpour - can't you just feel the rain splashing on your legs - he has captured the falling rain so well. I really like this painting|