I'm sure your gardens are full of flowers and joy! (sorry my friends from another hemisphere, you're in winter now). If you have some minutes to unwind I want to introduce you to an artist whom I was unfamiliar with till these days. Recently I've seen his works.
Alexey Zaitsev was born in Ryazan, in central Russia, graduated faculty of Book Graphic and participated to some art exhibitions as:
1993 Art exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
1993 Art exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 Personal exhibition, Moscow -Tbilisi, Russia
He is always on the go: Volga river, little old towns and villages in central Russia. He paints landscapes and genre scenes, still life, portraits, urban compositions - under the fresh impression.
Later in his studio, the artist creates oil canvases, and as it's written on his site: “he tries to get rid of unnecessary detail, achieving perfection and elegance. The distinguishing feature of his works is an unusual composition of color and expressiveness”.
I do agree with these words. Looking attentively at Alexey's paintings I noticed that he paints in details the main part of the canvas (flower heads, stems, petals, leaves, faces or clothes, fence, etc) and he paints without any details auxiliary components of the work (background, sky, bushes, fields, road, etc)
It reminds me the macro photography when you see the main piece in focus and others parts are blurred.
What is your opinion on this kind of art? What can you say about Alexey's paintings? What of his painting you'd like to have in your living room?