Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Color and Expression by Artist Alexey Zaitsev


I'm sure your gardens are full of flowers and joy! (sorry my friends from another hemisphere, you're in winter now). If you have some minutes to unwind I want to introduce you to an artist whom I was unfamiliar with till these days. Recently I've seen his works.
Alexey Zaitsev was born in Ryazan, in central Russia, graduated faculty of Book Graphic and participated to some art exhibitions as: 
1993 Art exhibition, Budapest, Hungary 
1993 Art exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia 
1995 Personal exhibition, Moscow -Tbilisi, Russia



He is always on the go: Volga river, little old towns and villages in central Russia. He paints landscapes and genre scenes, still life, portraits, urban compositions - under the fresh impression.



Later in his studio, the artist creates oil canvases, and as it's written on his site: “he tries to get rid of unnecessary detail, achieving perfection and elegance. The distinguishing feature of his works is an unusual composition of color and expressiveness”. 



I do agree with these words. Looking attentively at Alexey's paintings I noticed that he paints in details the main part of the canvas (flower heads, stems, petals, leaves, faces or clothes, fence, etc) and he paints without any details auxiliary components of the work (background, sky, bushes, fields, road, etc)

It reminds me the macro photography when you see the main piece in focus and others parts are blurred.



What is your opinion on this kind of art? What can you say about Alexey's paintings? What of his painting you'd like to have in your living room?

36 comments:

  1. I love this kind of art, actually I had never heard of Alexey Zaitsev, but the first acquaintance with his paintings is overwhelming. Difficult to choose one for my living, but I think the second one with the pale yellow Hemerocallis is for me and also the Delphiniums, yes I should like to have that one in my house too.
    Thank you for showing us these wonderful paintings, Nadezda.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. You're welcome Janneke. Delphinium is very pretty I agree.

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  2. OMG! Absolutely lovely paintings! Great respect for those artists who know how to paint in this way.

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    1. You're right Anne, great respect.

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  3. This is one talented artist, and I would take one of his that he put off to the side due to not being happy with it. Wow - they are all gorgeous, and you are right about them looking like really good macro photography.

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    1. It's an impressionism style, when the main part of the painting is more important for artist.

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  4. Hi Nadezda, happy to be back here in blogland after a long time. And immediately you bring a wonderful post to enjoy as always. I had never heard of this painter but I love the subjects of his painting being mostly nature and flowers of course and I love how colorful it all is. You know I love color!
    Have a great day,
    Marian

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    1. Hi Mariam, his works are full of light and color, I agree.

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  5. I love those paintings and a big thank you for introducing the artist to us all. I'd happily have any of these grace my walls.

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  6. He is a true impressionist! Love this style of painting. It would be hard to choose. I guess I would go fot the poppies. Or the blue one with the fence. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. I liked this one with the fence as well Hetty. The color of lilac is of the bush and on the road, wonderful.

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  7. I would have great difficulty choosing and would not turn up my nose to any one of them.

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  8. Oh Nadezda,
    these images are beautiful.
    I am delighted with them
    Thank you that you showed it to us.
    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucja

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    1. I'm glad you liked the works of this artist, Lucja!

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  9. I think the first one is my favourite.

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    1. The blue bells are pretty and I liked the background too Sue.

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  10. Beautiful painting, I like seeing the brush or maybe its knife marks. It gives it texture and a 3D effect.

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    1. Oh, 3D effect, you're right Nezumi.

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  11. Unbelievably beautiful paintings, Nadezda. Very soft and airy style. I love them all!

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  12. I loved these. Thank you for introducing him to us. Russia has so many artists, writers and film-makers and exceptional movies. Unfortunately we hardly know about them or have access to their work. I would definitely like to have some of these paintings in my house, but they will be beyond my means :-). I do some paintings and I know how difficult it is to create all these shade and color play to create all these details.

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    1. I agree, KL he's talented artist, I do like his combination of color, shade and light.

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  13. Muy lindas pinturas. Besitos.

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  14. I like these paintings! And It's very interesting to read your comment, "his works look like macro photography ." I'm impressed! You are right!! I would like to have the last one for my living rooom:-) Then, I will try to imagine what flowers the girl is surrounded by...The one blooming over her head is Nasturtium and the right blue one must be Delphinium, I guess! And thank you for your sweet comment to my last post. If you have a chance to come to Tokyo, I'll guide you :D

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    1. I think at the right is delphinium and at the left is daylily, I guess too, Keity :)
      If one day I come to Tokyo, I will write, thank you!

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  15. Oh wow...what an amazing artist. These paintings are truly magnificent...

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  16. I truly enjoyed the pieces by the artist, thanks for the introduction. Warm greetings!

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  17. Thank you for introducing me to the works of another fabulous artist! I love all of these paintings and would have any one of them in my living room. Your comparison of this style with macro photography is so true!

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