Saturday 23 March 2013

Recommended Artist: Leonid Afremov

Leonid Afremov was born in Viteberk, Belarus on 12th July 1955. He is a modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. Before the advancements in the internet, and the introduction of internet sales, Leonid struggled to make ends meet as galleries didn't want to represent him.

  In 2004, Leonid Afremov's son introduced him to eBay. There, he tried to sell a couple of paintings by auction and immediately received positive approval. The paintings sold for hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars and for the first time Afremov was given the opportunity to paint what he really wanted. He began painting what he really wanted from his personal inspirations and was finally able to fully explore his artistic vision and abilities. The exposure on eBay gave him opportunities for commission orders and access to different galleries. However, because of negative experiences with galleries, Leonid preferred to sell directly to the collector which he continues to do today.

  I think his Art is easy to accept by a wide range of people as they are politically neutral and are made using bright colours in high chroma. He does floral still life and figure paintings too, but I don't like those. His strength lies in landscape because his understanding of anatomy and perspective aren't very strong. But each to his own, I say.

You can view his Art and purchase them via this link:

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