Childhood is a wonderful time when the fantasy and real worlds coexist so closely that they are sometimes simply indistinguishable. With age, only a few manage to maintain a direct and somewhat mysterious perception of the surrounding reality. Work Alexey Andreev - this is a bright page of contemporary art, since for this St. Petersburg artist there are no prohibitions, and he sees life the way he wants.
We have already introduced the readers of the site Kulturologiya.Ru to the drawings by Alexey Andreev. His aerial phantasmagorias, undoubtedly, were remembered, first of all, for the desire to overcome the laws of physics and enable humanity to fly in the sky, and not walk on the earth. New works, united in the cycle "Separate Reality" - this is another attempt to break the laws of gravity. These surreal illustrations are sketches from an alternative universe, where people like us live, but everything is different with them. Flying houses and whole islands, stingrays, "harnessed" to skateboards … What can you not see!
Alexey Andreev himself believes that the lines of Carlos Castaneda can serve as a kind of epigraph to his work: “On his travels in a dream, he embarked like a wild beast sneaking for prey … he visited a kind of dump of infinity and copied things he saw there, the purpose and origin of which he could and dont know". So in his illustrations: at first glance, familiar things are suddenly used for other purposes, acquire fantastic properties. Perhaps this can only be dreamed of.
Alexey Andreev, like many surrealists, draws inspiration from dreams and childhood memories. Combining real impressions with the realm of the subconscious, the artist creates unique works. All of them are imbued with great optimism, the desire to make a person free to dive into the clouds without fear of crashing has become a habitual entertainment.
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