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May Florals: Floral Art

Posted on: May 20th, 2023 by Art Leaders No Comments

May Florals: Floral Art

Art That Speak Universal Language, Lasts a Lifetime

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Since humans have inhabited this planet, the beauty of nature has immersed their lives. In nature, flowers have one simple purpose – reproduction. And in essence, the reproduction of beauty and life itself. Much like the reproduction of life and beauty is where we also find the reproduction and perpetual replication of floral art. The use of flowers for adornment, decoration, and artistic representation has played an integral part in the traditions, cultures, and connections of humanity over the centuries. Flowers enhance one’s feeling and impression. They connect people to the simplicity and sensitivity of nature. They drive emotion and passion. Evoke sadness and remembrance.

Floral design or floral arrangement is the skill of using plant materials or flowers to create eye-catching and harmonious composition, along with choosing whichever medium an artist may see fit. This aura of refined floristry can be traced all the way back to ancient Egyptian culture. This origination of artistic floristry has played a significant role in the interactions and relationships amongst humans over the course of history.

Page through the chapters of time and centuries past and you’ll find that flowers in contemporary art have retained the same symbolic value of life and beauty since the beginning of time. Few things carry such timeless symbolism and connection that flowers and artistic floristry deliver. A universal language for all and a powerful way to connect with people. A language of love, emotion, beauty, sadness and celebration that universally speaks to all. Flowers and floral art evoke such emotions within us. Love, passion, desire, innocence, joy, sadness or even death. They can represent a multitude of emotions and feelings. Likewise, it is a transferable and giftable language that can be spoken through canvas and florals mediums. Furthermore, a timeless one at that.

In conclusion, flowers are not just pretty decorations or gifts, but powerful sources of emotion and beauty. They have the ability to transform our lives, enhance our emotions, and connect us with each other and with nature. Whether as a depicted as a simple bouquet or a complex floral arrangement, flowers and floral art stand as a testament to the integrity and beauty of the natural world, and a reminder to appreciate and cherish the wonders that surround and connect us all.

Scroll down further to learn more about some of our featured floral artists here at Art Leaders Gallery.

(Featured Artists: Konstantin Savchenko, Anastasiya Skryleva, Andrii Afanasiev, K. Nari, Lun Tse, Jamie Lisa, Emilija Pasagic, & Maya Eventov)

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Konstantin Savchenko

World renowned artist, Konstantin Savchenko creates paintings that are full of color and textures. Each oil painting is a textured-study of blending paint with palette knife that creates stunning landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and florals. Further, he expresses emotion and beauty by building up his shadows and highlights with heavy textures. He currently resides in the Ukraine, but spends time painting at his residence in Michigan every year.

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Anastasiya Skryleva

Anastasiya was born on February 18, 1997 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Her life has been centered around art since she learned how hold a paintbrush. This has shaped her into the young artist she is today. Skryleva’s oil paintings utilize deep tones and layered colors to create stirring images that speak to the viewer. Among landscapes of her native Ukraine, she favors depicting still life arrangements, and the beautiful fluidity of decorative koi fish. Art Leaders Gallery is proud to be the first gallery in the United States to represent this young, blossoming artist.

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Andrii Afanasiev

Andrii Afanasiev has spent years studying fine arts in Ukraine. He began this passion in his youth. Over the years, his passion developed into creating stunning abstract florals and textured seascapes. Moreover, he creates large scale paintings with layers of oil to draw out texture and depth. Furthermore, his stunning paintings cross boundaries between classic and contemporary.

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K. Nari

Nari is an abstract contemporary artist. She was born in Seoul, Korea and was immersed in art from the earliest stages of her life. K. Nari has used her various experiences to develop her own style of fine art painting. As an abstract artist, she spends her days in her studio. She creates paintings that concentrate on movement. Additionally, she adds varying layers of paints and textures to convey a range of emotions in her work. Furthermore, she enjoys creating most of her artwork using acrylic paints and ink on canvases and paper. Her artwork consists of floral, abstract, transitional, and landscape in modern contemporary looks.


Lun Tse

Lun Tse was born in Hong Kong, China where he channels the ability to incorporate Chinese tradition into each painting. H creates original paintings of stunning floral arrangements and cropped floral compositions. Furthermore, Tse paints each large-scale piece with stunning, metallic gold and silver leaf. Each of these floral pieces are alluring due to their rich colors, metallic finishes, and bold brushstrokes.

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Jamie Lisa

At an early age, Jamie Lisa began to draw and paint images of the lush, Korean countryside. She loved the colors and beauty of nature. Because of this, Lisa paints still-life floral bouquets. In fact, the colorful countryside of European landscapes are some her favorite subject matters. For example, fields of sunflowers, lavender and poppies inspire her. Her use of color is excellent, and her technique involves the use of pallet knife work with thick strokes and paint on canvas. In turn, this adds a great amount of depth to her landscape and still-life paintings.

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Emilija Pasagic

Artist Emilija Pasagic grew up as a native of Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia. She grew a fascination with art at an early stage as a child. Her canvases come to life through the placement of flowers and fruits that seemingly narrate life’s journey. Her unique technique involves using a blending of bee’s wax and oil paint applied to canvas, paper, or board. Pasagic often creates texture through fusing cloth and paper, along with added gold leaf and various gels to induce unique effects.

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Maya Eventov

Maya Eventov grew up in Leningrad, Russia where she studied classical art at the young age of six. Her paintings evoke feelings of well-being and the joys of life with her beautiful colors and stunning florals. Maya’s paintings show harmony and abstraction through color and balance. Furthermore, Eventov applies layers of paint and then etches back into each piece to enhance her abstract compositions. A technique she was inspired to try due to her childhood fascination with Faberge Eggs. Additionally, she draws inspiration from the rich, bold, and bright colors of the Mediterranean that can be identified within her artwork.

How to Smell the Roses at our “In Bloom” exhibition

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by Art Leaders No Comments

In Bloom Exhibition

This week marked the start of our “In Bloom” exhibition here at Art Leaders. We look forward to celebrating floral art in all its forms –each painting as unique as the flowers they represent. But before we get too far into this exhibition, I wanted to offer some tips for appreciating the details during your visit in the gallery this month –a quick lesson in “slow looking”.

Despite the fact that the 70-plus paintings are of the same subject matter –the bouquet –they each offer so much beauty and interest when explored more carefully. Here are some ideas for how to prolong that quick glance into a slow look. You might be surprised at what beauty unfolds before you when you spend time with a single painting.

Published June 26th, 2018

How To

1. Scan the painting. I know, I know –I told you to slow down and now I’m telling you to “scan the painting”, but we can’t help of course but to take it in quickly at first, so do it. Scan the painting from left to right and top to bottom. Where does your eye fall within the painting? What grabs you as you eye wanders?

2. Get Close –so close that the painting becomes out of focus. From this perspective, try to figure how the artist created this piece of art one paint stroke at a time.

3. Step Back. How does the composition change when you step back a few feet? How do those details interact with each other to make the whole?

4. Consider Color. Spend some time with our flowers painted in the impressionist style. Chances are you’ll find multiple colors –perhaps the entire rainbow –within a single petal.

5. Seek out Details. Bugs like flowers too –can you find any hiding within these paintings? How about dew drops, perfectly poised to roll off smooth petals? Whether it be a tiny ant or an ironic swath of color –the beauty of each painting lies greatly in their details.

We hope to see you this weekend or throughout this month to enjoy our flower exhibition. Come in to practice your “slow looking” –after all, we can only appreciate life’s beauty when we take the time to stop and smell the roses. Check out Andrii Afanasiev’s work here. View updates from the gallery on our instagram page!

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