Splashes of color: amazing paintings by a Belarusian artist who paints with a palette knife
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This Belarusian artist is called a modern impressionist. His paintings are full of life and emotions. It is impossible to pass by his bright canvases painted in an unusual technique.
Talented Belarusian artist Leonid Afremov never ceases to amaze users of social networks with his works. His paintings are always emotional, they evoke only positive and joyful emotions, despite the fact that the artist depicts autumn. Afremov does not paint with brushes. He uses a palette knife (a special knife-blade), with which he masterfully applies the necessary strokes with oil paints.
Many compare Afremov with the great masters of the past. But the artist insists that he has found his own style. His works can be regarded as contemporary art, which is based on the traditions of the past.
The artist himself notes: "The human mind is peculiar. We tend to cling to the past and be hyper-critical of the present. We compare new creations with classic masterpieces and look for the slightest flaws. The grass may have been greener a few centuries ago, but talented people are still being born today."
Leonid Afremov prefers to post his works on social networks rather than do solo exhibitions in galleries. His artistic philosophy is based on the idea that art should not be available only to the elite.