"Haute couture, as the embodiment of handcraft and talent, always stays with me and nourishes me. Sometimes it seems that nothing can serve as good inspiration as some interesting fashion items: their history, form, texture like ghosts come to me when I'm working and ask me to use them, imprint in my artwork. This often pushes me to create a comedy, sometimes ridiculously grotesque plot through which the tragedy of a person's experiences and anxieties, struggles with himself, and circumstances will be most vividly and acutely felt..."
Costa Gorelov's Studio
"It’s time for yourself: to relax and tune in to a new wave. The character of the painting is caught during this activity. He decided to change his clothes and create a small party for himself – to try on some new outfits, to relax and disconnect from external affairs. Dancing to his favorite music, he happily chooses a new look for the rest of the day. He is inspired by the sunny weather and the view of the Cathedral dome from the bedroom window. His dog is prepared to leave and is waiting for the owner to get ready. The character creates a mood for himself, regardless of anything, and this is his strength. He finds his source of energy in his favorite interior, paintings, pillows, clothes, bags - they are his compass and fortune.
I decided to call the painting ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ because the eponymous musical composition reminds me of a need to set aside some time for yourself: fool around, jump, freeze and listen to silence, or try on new clothes and come up with new combinations in your wardrobe".
- "Rhapsody in Blue"
January 12, 2021
by Ellen Opman
Some artists transcend the boundaries of time and place; they are equally at ease in their abilities to express human emotions or portray an interplay of objects on a piece of canvas. Miroslav is such an artist. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk, a town in the Western part of Ukraine, he, by his own acknowledgment, grew up in love and happiness, surrounded by the picturesque Carpathian Mountains. His passion for the region would later translate into landscapes reflecting on the natural beauty of the countryside.
October 6, 2020
The modernist legacy continues to inspire some artists working today, who remained devoted to the explorations of the painterly surface while projecting their own aesthetic or conceptual persuasions. The practice of the Russian-born artist Elena Zelenina nicely illustrates this claim, as it is reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s painting, on one hand, and the spiritual preoccupations of Wassily Kandinsky on the other.
Zelenina's contemplative dreamscapes are a manifestation of the way the artist perceives spirituality since to her, everything in life is about spirituality or enlightenment, about what she likes to describe as "enlightened living."
August 06, 2020
A Russian-born and New York-based contemporary artist, Alexander Rees is known for vibrant brushwork and spatially open and airy compositions. A truly multi-talented individual, Rees is also a professional musician and a highly regarded teacher.
Celebrating the beauty of the cities in all seasons of the year, his works are characterized by a beautiful blending and mixing of the colors. His works have been described as wonderfully scenic, imbued with atmospheric moods and feelings.
January 11, 2021
by Ellen Opman
Meet Costa Gorelov – our Featured Artist of the Month. Costa is an emerging artist whose recent success has translated into increased sales in Europe and the US. His style most closely resembles that of Egon Schiele, mainly due to his use of nudity and self-portraits. However, Costa’s “wave” technique is unique in its use of translucent oils and rich, vibrant paints to smooth color transition between shadows and halftones. His works are instantly recognizable.
November 1, 2020
by Ellen Opman
The artist’s vibrant works are organized in cycles by year and color. One glance at the compositions can tell you a lot about their author’s inner world and original vision. They are simultaneously chaotic and orderly, akin to the cacophony of the modern symphony. Each line represents a note, each color hue is a tone, together producing a beautiful melody. It is not surprising that Arismendi’s unique style is inspired by music and mathematics. Both subjects are known for their abstract concepts that, when channeled purposefully, result in the most harmonious display. The artist says, “I owe to music and dance the colors and movements I depict in my paintings. The choreography of shades, tones, and lines, the spontaneity of gestures and palettes, are all guided by a non-verbal state of mind. The beauty of mathematics also inspires my sense of accuracy and discipline. It serves as a counterpoint of the wildest instincts in the act of creation.”
August 10, 2020
Natalia Koren Kropf refers to her artworks as “visual poems,” created across a splendid variety of media: drawing, painting, printmaking, works on paper and sculpture. Her lyrical language seems to stem from a connection with nature, initially hinted at by the titles of some of her series: the linocuts named Summer Memory, Purple Sunset, Blue Evening; her watercolors depicting Northern Light or Winter Sun; Spring Blossoms and Windy Day, belonging to the ink drawings.
There is also something organic about it all, perhaps most notably in the abstract intaglios: intricate shapes floating in a sensitive color palette, somehow calm in comparison with the more frenetic abstractions found in the Musical Movement series, evoking the vivacity of music through stronger hues. The organic thought also translates into ceramic, bronze, or terra-cotta sculptures, as their three-dimensional interpretations.
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