Alexey Adonin
Something About
Alexey Adonin

With his loyallity to imagination above all other rules of
artistic logic, his paintings begin
with a single line and then take on vivid lives of their own
as landscapes in which viewers
can lose themselves. Adonin strives to create works that
allow for freeform exploration in
an abstract universe without the hard constraints of realism.
Rather than beginning with a
preconceived idea of a painting's final form, the
soundtracks he chooses while creating
each piece determine the end results, allowing for freeform
There's a resemblance to abstract science fiction
illustrations from the 1960s that
immediately appealed. The similarity can't be accidental as
there is a distinct homage to
science fiction in some of the work. While the images are
essentially abstract and are
created without any preconception there is always a strong
hint of figuration or more
commonly landscape. He builds up layers using a variety of
techniques with large windows
in each, so that the final image is a kind of collage of