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“…The shed light of soul…”
The painting of Vladimir Shepelevich is equivalent to his poetry. Each picture is emotional and elevated writhen from, the content of which is offered for understanding of viewers with the help of their imagination.
Change of color, mystery of image, enigmatic omission – that is the components of his artistic language.
Getting deeper into his work, one feels a strong influence of colors spectrum, in different works it differs, it is almost polar – from severe and cold to stimulating and warm, but always actual and harmonious. Modest, restrained nature of the artists is embodied in unexpected bright and rich combination of colors.
And it is not accidentally that the art of Van Gogue is his ideal and the source of inspiration, exactly in the palette of the great artist he finds echoes of his feelings and emotions.
Vladimir Shepelevich doesn’t paint details; he doesn’t need it, the artist only throws out a hint at concrete objects, the idea of the picture is expressed through the combination of colors. Composed, philosophical thoughts about the sense of life are typical for him; he is not exposed to fleeting impression. At work on picture he elaborates on a simple plot into a finished theme, all his pictures are imbued with romantic and artistic life.
In his portrays he doesn’t depict a concrete person. Abstract image gives opportunity to arise above the everyday life, to plunge into the atmosphere of immateriality and sublimity.
In some of his works one can catch sight of architectural and park motives, and it seems that when lifting the artistic veil you can see the typical landscape of small provincial towns. A national theme is also can be softly-softly seen in the works of Vladimir Shepelevich. It is conveyed by means of love for home places and for everything which is pictured by the artist. It appears as in good poetry all by itself – tactfully, without pathos and at the same time exuberantly and expressively.
Larisa Bortnic, arts critic.