24" x 48", oil on canvas, 2009

Nocturnal Butterflies

$4,608.00Price
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    Painting Size: 24 H x 48 W x 1.5 in 

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  • Painting: Oil on Canvas.

    Nearly 35 years of dancing with my wife, choreographer and dancer Erika Tsimbrovsky, yielded many dance-themed paintings and sculptures. When immersed in Contact Improvisation dancing, I connect with other dancers, and when taking a rest, I observe the joyful experience and make sketches of fellow dancers. This inside-out and outside-in approach captures the dynamic of intensity and relaxation in dancing bodies. The bodies are depicted using unstable, abstract forms and dynamic, expressive colors, thereby instilling a feeling of movement or movement potential, as the bodies playfully appear and disappear on the canvas. I am also drawn to the social and collaborative aspect of dance. As a painter, I spend a great deal of time alone and this energy of collaboration and socializing gives me a sense of connection to the universe and something larger than myself. Because the collective group energy is what draws me to this subject, I do not paint individual faces or details on the dancers. The abstract energy and combination of colors produce the emotional meaning of the work.

© 2008-2019 by VADIM PUYANDAEV / vadim@avyk.org / San Francisco, CA

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