I really wanted to show you Leonid Afremov's amazing art. I absolutely LOVE his work! It is colorful, messy (but then again very detailed), romantic and playful. You will instantly feel good after seeing his work, because he always manages to show how beautiful the world can be if you just pay attention to all the colors.
Leon Afremov is a modern impressionistic artist. He mainly works with oil paint and a palette knife and he promotes and sells his work exclusively over the internet. Before he could use websites like eBay, he was a struggling artist and his early work was only sold privately via familymembers and friends. It was not seen by many people. He even gave some of it away for free.
Most of Afremov's paintings are city scenes, landscapes, seascapes, portraits and flowers. I'm a big fan of his city scenes, like the ones I show in this article.
Leonid uses color very well to create depth in his paintings. In the two paintings below, you can see how the background is more simple, with fade, pastell-like colors and the leaves of the trees in the front are painted in very bright and bold colors.
The majority of Afremov's art is politically neutral and they are not offensive to anyone nor send any hidden messages. His art usually reflect certain of his personal memories and he tries to give his viewer a certain feeling instead of telling a story via the painting. He wants the viewer to see the world as he sees it. Because his art is so neutral, it's appealing to almost any social, ethnic and age group.
To me, Leonid Afremov is a very big inspiration. What do you think of his artwork? And which one is your favorite?
I am an aspiring visual artist, (screen)writer and filmmaker. On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.
P.S. I am not a native English speaker, so my English is far from excellent. Sorry for that.