Yay! I love surreal artists! These particular pieces are by Vladimir Kush, a Russian painter and sculptor that I sort of came across in my aimless googling. I love his work – the colors are so vivid, the possibilities of imagination are stretched in so many fantastical ways!
This painting is very mythical. It makes me want to pull out my paintbrushes and try my hand at looking at the world’s landscapes with a different eye.
I love the metallic colors used in this painting. There’s so much detail in this one, for example, the people in each of the peacock’s feathers are different! I wonder if the symbols in some of the inner feathers are representative of anything?
I like the use of amber yellows and browns. It’s cool how the train of camels is the thread, and how the setting sun has a thread-like texture!
Many of his paintings have flower and insect themes in them, a theme I love to incorporate into my paintings. Especially insects. I like how the audience members of the above painting are wrapped up in cocoons, waiting for the music of the piano to release the butterflies inside of them! The woman waiting under the rose hat seems to be wasting away. It reminds me of a children’s story I once read called La Corona and the Tin Frog by Russell Hoban.
“Music of the Woods” is a nice one too, in terms of texture. The stump gleams like a record disk and the bulb gives this secret grove a magical light.
Here are more paintings that I enjoyed staring at:
I love this one! It’s one of my favorites out of his paintings. I love how the texture makes this image seem so real, yet it is a manifestation of imagination. The watery light glinting off the fish’s scales makes me want to reach into the painting and stroke it! I love the title too! What was the fish silent about, anyway?
I love the titles he gives his work too! They’re such thought provokers and conversation starters!