Three paintings (2/23/2015)

After publishing today WOMAN OF A STRONG SEX DRIVE I needed relaxation and went to play chess on the deck. However, my partner was not there.

So I worked out for some time and looked on happy people who were swimming in the Atlantic or lying in the sun on the beach.

Then I returned to my laptop and made several paintings using an editing program that often changes without any known reason. Certainly, I have little knowledge how it works today.

The paintings received by experimenting. I used the first one to produce two others.

Please let me know if you like any of them.

#1

#1

 

#2

#2

#3

#3

 

World and abstract paintings.

“The more frightening the world becomes … the more art becomes abstract.”

Wassily Kandinsky.

World becomes more and more frightening daily.

Commercial airliners disappear without any trace or shut down.

There are wars between countries, civil wars, wars between religious and ethnic groups,

gang wars.

Millions of people have to leave their homes and their countries to save their lives.

Major countries are under attack by terrorists, criminals and people from poor countries.

There are fifth columns and too many ignorant people in every country.

There are too many incompetent leaders.

World needs peace!

I remember how bombs were falling on my wonderful city Odessa during the Great Patriotic War. I also remember that during evacuation our Red Cross’ train with children, women, sick and wounded was bombed and then many people who left cars were killed or wounded by bullets from planes’ guns.

We can see that UN is corrupt, ineffective and often helps aggressors directly or indirectly. Do we need UN? Should we spend millions for staying in it?

Do we need to give money to countries that are not our friends when there are many poor people in our country?

The world becomes more and more frightening and I feel a need to paint abstract paintings.

Below is my painting #15 (painted 7/5/2014).

MY PAINTING #15

MY PAINTING #15

My friend artist Vladimir Ryklin.

Both of us lived in Moscow for many years but we did not know each other there. In 1975 we emigrated with our families and then we met in the small inn on the 35th street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Vladimir did not know English at all so it was my task to find good and cheap apartments for rent in some beautiful and peaceful area of New York City. I was fortunate to find such apartments for our families on the same floor of a building in Rego Park in Queens.

We and our children became friends. I was very interested in Vladimir’s work. We discussed his projects, what were his thoughts when he worked on any painting, his thoughts about art and artists.

Vladimir’s paintings were not simple or just beautiful. They were always thoughts provoking.

In 1975 I also met a businessman Eduard Nakhamkin and I suggested to him that it could be a very good idea to open an art gallery in Manhattan and to introduce Russian artists to American public. The gallery opened in 1977 and Vladimir Ryklin’s one-man show was the first.

I remember that there were 27 paintings on the display at that time and 25 of them were sold during first two days.

Today I found an article about my friend Vladimir Ryklin with several of his paintings. You can read it HERE.