Leonid Afremov is one of the most distinguished contemporary artists known for his unusual... MORE INFO>>
Leonid Afremov is one of the most distinguished contemporary artists known for his unusual painting manner and a powerful emotional impact his artworks have on a human soul. A man of great talent and imagination, he tries to find inspiration in simple things that can sometimes hold more meaning than the loudest words. Looking for new impressions and fresh ideas, Leonid has travelled to numerous countries taking in everything he saw to tell it in the language of color on one of his bright, eye-striking canvasses. Creative, cheerful and dreamy like himself, they convey a strong positive message filling your heart with peace, harmony and delight.
We opened this online art gallery to give art lovers all over the world a chance to enjoy and buy Afremov paintings in an easy and convenient way. But before you proceed to the first page, let us tell you a little more about this wonderful artist and his peculiar style!
What makes Leonid Afremov paintings so special?
After years of creative experiments, Afremov has developed his own painting manner that makes his pictures immediately recognizable and uniquely appealing. How is it different from what we usually call art?
To add volume to his works, the artist uses a very peculiar Impasto technique. By laying oil paint in thick overlapping strokes, he creates a layered texture that gives his paintings a distinct three-dimensional sense.
Instead of brushes, Afremovwields a rather unusual instrument called palette knife to achieve spectacular visual effects. Pressing the blade down at different angles allows him to apply strokes of different size and shape, from large chunky splashes to the finest lines drawn with the very tip of the knife.
Afremov paintings strike the eye with a rich color palette. They resemble motley patchworks where all shades of the spectrum are combined into one cheerful mixture, so vivid the eye can barely hold it. That’s why people find his canvas pictures so fascinating and positive.
In Afremov’s manner, color obviously prevails over shape. Here you won’t find photographic details or precisely reproduced outlines. His artis the world of imagination where how you paint is much more important than what you paint. Each artwork in this gallery is a reflection of Afremov’s soul that captures meaningful moments of life in all their inexplicable charm and striking profundity.
What genres and motifsare represented onAfremov paintings?
Like every artist, Leonid has his own creative preferences. While striving for versatility and trying his skillful hand in different genres, he predominantly paints:
Vibrant cityscapes depicting rain-soaked streets, quiet autumn parks and lover couples strolling down lantern-lit alleys.
Captivating and thought-provokinglandscapes.
Imaginative flower sets and still lifes.
Impressionist-style celebrity portraits.
During his long and prolific career, Afremov has created hundreds of remarkable art samples many of which already found their buyers in the face of private collectors and public establishments. On the pages of his vast art gallery, you’ll find numerous paintings available for sale, from original canvasses to 100% hand-painted recreations of earlier works. While constantly producing new material, Leonid also keeps revising and tweaking his old sketches in line with his maturing vision. Even in dull copy-making routine, we see the work of his ever-searching soul.
Fill your home with color and joy!
If you are in love with contemporary art and exquisite oil paints, beautiful and passionate pictures by Leonid Afremov will make a fine addition to your painting collection. They will fit neatly into any room interior, from a luxurious wood-heavy parlor to a spacious modern-style office with minimal furniture, and create a warm cozy atmosphere in your apartment. Give your place a bright twist and let your imagination run free by ordering one of Leonid Afremov paintings online and getting it shipped right to your doorstep!
I just received my painting today, "The Confetti of the City" and was blown away by it's beauty. I have many other palette knife paintings by other artists (Maya Green, Duaiv) and I must tell you your painting is my favorite. I am waiting for 3 more paintings I have order to come and I know they too will be masterpieces. Thank you for sharing your art with the world.
Stan Hodges Mar 19, 2014
I live in London. Bought "romantic aura" and it arrived promptly. It is so vibrant when you look at it from a distance and you can lose yourself studying the strokes of the palette knife closely. It is Leonid's recreation-I do not care that it is recreation. It is the artists one. Two days later, my son came with his girlfriend. He bought one and his girlfriend bought two earning the right for a third free one. I showed a photo of my painting to a colleague of mine last Friday. Today, Monday, he showed me what he has bought from Leonid. That makes a total of 6 paintings in London. Well done Leonid.
vlado Nov 24, 2014
Received your painting today and it is beautiful. It's already hung so all can see it. you are very talented and I hope to buy more in the future.
Bill Dec 4, 2013
I love Leonid's work. Vibrant, rich, and dreamy. I may have received a "replication" but it's as beautiful as an original in my eyes. So lucky to have stumbled upon this artist.
Danielle LaCoste Jun 5, 2014
The paintings are beautiful. Words really can't do justice to it. I found his paintings through a friend. I was nervous about buying art online, and there were a few bumps along the way (problems with the beta website, a shipping delay, and one of my 5 paintings was the incorrect one). But they went out of their way to fix the issue and I was so impressed that I have already ordered another painting and have my eye on several others. The paintings are very well packed for shipping. The hardest part is deciding what to purchase. I do wish there were more small artworks available (16" by 20" or smaller) so I could enjoy the paintings in smaller spaces like my office.