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Online Show: Yearning for the Sea by Alexei Kamensky

12 June–31 August 2021

Welcome summer! In our online show we present the artist Alexei Kamensky and his beautiful artworks from the 1960's and 1970's. This series of very exclusive works on paper is the result of his travel to Crimea in the Soviet times.

The Series of Crimean seascapes is the result of Alexei Kamensky's travels. The artist himself told that the Soviet regime gave him the opportunity to see a great deal of the territory of his country. He took advantage of various official trips. On this trips Kamensky was always doing sketches and watercolors. The artist remembered: "... I tried, not relying on my own memory, to do sketches and watercolors all the time. It was a shame to forget all of this peculiar originality".
The basis of Kamensky's work covers a wide artistic range drawing upon technique and showing variety. This goes together with Alexei Kamensky's often working with cycles or series for a particular theme. He takes many of these finished concrete sketches through the steps of abstraction.

The result of such work processes is more painting variance, which formally differentiates one from the other. One considers these cycles closer and interesting artistic steps and resulting developments will be observed. In two recent publications there are the poetry illustrations which portray the typical steps of the artist from the representational to the abstract.
Alexei Kamensky's paintings evoke emotional landscapes, in each of his brush strokes one feels the depth of his thought; the peacefulness of his solitude. Light and colours become one. The work mirrors his soul and his congeniality further. His artwork is based in the first place not on ideas but rather on impressions.