Each of Alexander Telin’s works emerges over a prolonged period of time, developed from experience and contemplation. Bright saturated colors swirl in impressionistic strokes in each of Telin’s pieces, forming surreal or whimsical images from short, careful brushstrokes. Human features appear stylized or distorted by translucent materials. Crisp, bright areas of color are elaborated upon by small, varied pigments, which add a further layer of interest in each shadow and highlight. Telin's artwork reveals the unexpected aspect of familiar images, in a tantalizing exploration of the human and fantastical world. Telin believes color has a special role in driving the direction of each work, creating paintings that expound upon the transformative and expressive qualities of saturated hues. Small dashes of color circle in each painting, articulating forms while delineated patches of reflected light and deep, tangible shadow.
A native of Moscow, Telin focuses on “deep pictoral art,” a term he uses to create a sense that each image forms some suggestion of a narrative, with each work part of a larger series.