This is an original oil painting by Leonid Afremov. It is made with high quality oil paint on top of 100% linen canvas. An original oil painting is a direct result of the creative process of the artist. This is a unique one of a kind piece. Leonid Afremov has spent weeks making this painting using nothing more than his imagination and inspiration. This piece holds the real artistic soul of Leonid Afremov.
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about this painting:
Multi-faced contemporary art
Modern world is a huge non-stop mechanism where a human being is a hamster on a wheel. Is there any place left for contemporary art here? Yes, indeed! People are pressed for time, soak themselves in their projects and life and are lost in all this informational chaos. But one can hardly claim that they become impassive and disinterested in art beauty.
Modern art follows the rhythm of contemporary life and suits style to audience. It changes its forms, themes and techniques; it ruins old boundaries and creates new traditions. Through the years, art becomes more and more challenging, open and sometimes incomprehensible. Its messages are both profound and tenuous. Sometimes it is overwhelmed with emotions, symbols and senses; sometimes it remains silent, cold and unguessed. Anyway, the majority of modern art forms reaches its audience, reflects inner and outer life of people and becomes special and favorite for them.
Open-end story on canvas
The artistic practice of Leonid Afremov is hearty, sincere, colorful and very emotional. At his web-gallery, you may find excellent examples of contemporary art for sale. «After Work» painting is definitely among them. This creative work is like a mirror of one usual way back home after a long and hard business day. This painting is a miniature embodiment of our modern world.
- A man is hurrying somewhere. He holds a business case in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. The stranger is speaking on the telephone and remains oblivious to what is going on around him. He is still busy and completely dedicated to his business affairs.
- A woman is coming from the opposite direction. She is just walking along a picturesque autumn alley washed with slight rain. She is deep in her thoughts and dreams. Perhaps, this girl keeps her eyes open and is admiring circumambient beauty of nature. On the other hand, she may be walking head-down occupied by her routine and after-work thoughts.
Will these two pass by and remain unnoticed by each other? There is nothing uncommon in this situation in the context of modern social behavior. But what if they destroy the popular stereotype that modern society is blind and deaf, and totally ingurgitated by gadgets, business and problems?..
Leonid Afremov, being one of the most popular contemporary artists, is an inventive story-teller at the same time. He depicts an interesting plot and offers an open final. Every viewer may figure out the end of this colorful story, make it sorrowful or joyful. Each of us will think over our behavior and actions in this very situation.
This painting and its message make us, digital and big business generation representatives, look at our own life from the outside. This is the main and most significant role of art.