I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork STRANGERS AT NIGHT. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.
about this painting:
STRANGERS AT NIGHT
The magic of the brush
The age of realistic art has gone. Nobody is interested in pictures that look exactly like their real life prototypes anymore. After all, we have photography to capture the world in its finest detail. Painting is something different. It should uncover things we don’t notice with our eyes. It should teach us see the world not as it is but as it can be. And Leonid Afremov has succeeded in it. His vivid, surreal paintings take you into a fairy tale full of colors and lights. Here all modern styles are mixed together into a whirlpool of bright strokes that pulls you in the moment you cast a look at the canvas. Don’t resist it, let the magic brush of Mr. Afremov show you the colorful inside of common things!
Always together, always apart
The city is full of strangers. Every day we pass by hundreds of people hurrying up and down the street without wondering who they are or where they go. So many people, so many fates. If we could hear each other’s thoughts, we would probably fail to recognize our own. There would be too much to hold. This very moment, as you are deciding whether you want your coffee with cream or syrup, someone is about to make a choice of life and death. Each time you break a cup, someone’s heart breaks right across the street. And the person you just ran into on a crowded sidewalk can be on the verge of suicide. We are safely unaware of that, cooped up in our own issues. We live side by side, rubbing shoulders in the subway, meeting eyes in the café, exchanging words that mean nothing. Just strangers at night. But sometimes this wall cracks and we notice someone else’s pain and share someone else’s joy. All of a sudden, we see tears on the face of a girl sitting next to us in a bus or hear our favorite song in someone’s earphones. This moment can be a start of a great friendship! You just need to stay open for people surrounding you and be there for them even if they are perfect strangers!
Exactly what you need!
This painting is a great example of all modern styles coexisting together:
· Overstock of color and light is so intense the canvas can barely hold it.
· The artist uses sharp contrasts to emphasize certain areas of the picture.
· Loose casual strokes give place to soft graceful lines that balance the composition.
· The picture seems to be charged with energy that seems to be flowing out into the room.
· Finally, it is simply nice and lovely!
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