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've just discovered your art and it is truly amazing. You envision the world in all of these phenomenal colors and feelings. I wish I could see or feel these. I will hopefully one day be able to buy a piece of your work. Until then I will try and find a print. Anyway I just wanted to say thank you for showing me the world from a more hopeful and fantastic view. Wishing you all the best for a Merry Christmas and a wicked new year!
Emily Scow Dec 18, 2013
I purchased the Eric Clapton portrait oil painting, however, I received a painting that is significantly different from the one that is advertised. The painting I received does not look like Eric Clapton.
Chris Choi Jun 11, 2015
After I ordered Melody of the Night, I started reading the reviews and thought that I may have made a huge mistake. One of the comments claimed that the painting looked nothing like the original. Sadly, I couldn't find pictures of any recreations. Nonetheless, the painting arrived from Mexico two weeks later, and it blew my mind. Here is a picture http://imgur.com/1eXzdI6 . Please, note that the painting still has a plastic wrap around it and the colors are more vibrant. Also, it has a bridge on the right hand side that is not in original painting, which makes this one also one of a kind. And to my surprise, lady in the picture has a white dog. On top of the amazing painting, I also received a 30% off coupon that I can use twice.
I'm beyond pleased and definitely going to use my coupon.
Natalia Sep 15, 2014
Our sixth painting, Autumn Canal, arrived today! Glorious! Breathtaking! Beautiful beyond description! The colors lift your mood and the fantastic perspective--a sign of true artistry--draws you deeply in. You actually feel like you are walking under the low branches of golden leaves, down a path by a canal. My eyes filled with tears when I first saw it come out of the box. This amazing piece of art is mine in all it's glory! 7 paintings in our family room and the room actually looks larger and more inviting.
We already ordered 11 additional paintings: 3 originals and 8 recreations. Everything we have looks sad and drab in comparison, so it gets donated and we get to live surrounded by this magical beauty. We joke that our home is fast becoming the Northern Virginia branch of the Leonid Afremov gallery.
Amazing customer support. Thank you Boris and David. You rock!!! Dr Lani Kass
Ilana Kass Apr 10, 2014
If I am honest I would have to admit, never did I dream I would abandon the works of Rei` Munoz. Then I saw Leonid Afremovs' creation 'Alley by the Lake'. I anticipate many, many years of collecting these fine pieces.