Alexey Adonin


Artist Statement


I believe that art is not only a way to express ourselves but also a unique key to unlocking the hidden knowledge of the world. Since childhood, I have sought to explore this unseen realm, relying on my intuition to find the answers I seek. My approach to work is without preconception, allowing spontaneous things to happen at the very first. This method is what shapes the main composition at the initial stage. Then, I take advantage of the fantastic ability of the mind to find order in chaos. This ability lets me discover the details. Life is an enigma that does not have any logical explanation. I try to apply a more philosophical approach and to hint at the mystical origin of all things. I mostly strive to get away from banal copying of reality, preferring instead to create one of my own—something that somehow reflects my inner world. My work refers to the notions of preexisting ideas, knowledge, and beliefs present in our mind, which we are born with rather than something we have learned through experience. It’s a memory beyond the consequence of time—a creative look at the processes that happen underneath our reality. However, I hope that those who view my work will participate in the creative process—perceiving the painting only as a foundation for their minds to draw any picture they want.



As an explorer of the mysterious universe of oil painting, Jerusalem based abstract-surrealist artist Alexey Adonin, has dedicated over one and a half-decade to convey his vision of hidden otherworldly realms connected with a timeless source of inspiration. Alexey was born in Slutsk, Belarus, in 1973. He graduated in 1993 from the State Art College named after A. K. Glebov, Minsk, Belarus. In the same year, he has immigrated to Israel. Since 2002, Alexey has exhibited locally and internationally. His works have also been acquired by notable private collections worldwide.

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Selected exhibitions (PDF)