Oil painting by Leonid Plekhanovhttps://plx.art
"I wanted to capture the process of cognition and gaining direct experience," Leonid says, -- "and how it becomes a subject of personal experience. Finally I had to go 'out of the canvas' to find that dynamic in a composition, and in fact I created a custom canvas shape that is dictated by the scene. Thus, the canvas shape is not rectangular (by maximum dimensions: 129 x 112 cm / 44 x 51"). This form of canvas brings exceptional dynamics to the artwork: the viewer sees a path upwards, that symbolize a path of knowledge and the process of narrowing down of direct but chaotic perception into a concrete life experience. At the same time, the expanding canvas visually reveals the horizon, symbolizing the infinity of the process of cognition and exploration."
'A posteriōri' was awarded Best Figure and Portrait in 9th PleinAir Salon competition (by PleainAir Magazine) in June 2020.
The painting features mix of impressionistic and academic approaches. It was created using professional oil paints Schmincke (Germany) and superb linen canvas Lanificio Prato (Italy). Linen canvas is stretched over gallery wooden frame (4 cm/ 1.5 inch frame depth) making contemporary appearance of the painting.
For more paintings from Leonid check out online gallery at: https://plx.art