by Max Mitenkov
The perverse title associated mainly with sunshine and hope, this time represents a very different setting. Indeed, the picture depicts an unusually gloomy morning of some waterfront area. All that can be observed is a boat lazily gliding through the water or moored in an invisible harbor. It is unclear whether there is a city or a forest on top of the mountains. The vision blurs with the mist of the morning created with quick and careless brushstrokes.
The unique world presented by the artist this time does not seem surreal. In fact, this gloomy and quiet depiction of dawn is not unfamiliar. Despite the sorrowful mood, the painting seems to be calming.
digital artist / illustrator
Max Mitenkov is a Minsk-based illustrator and artist. He studied advertising design at Minsk University. He became interested in illustration on his own and decided to educate himself in this direction. He started working as a freelance illustrator in 2005. His works have appeared in advertisements, publications, and on book covers, including those of HarperCollins Publishing House. In 2012, he received the Special Jury Award at the 6th SICAF’12 International Digital Cartoon Contest, Seoul, Korea. He has repeatedly participated in exhibitions, the most recent being the European art fair NFT Crypto Art Island.
In his artworks, he expresses his vision of the world through an atmosphere of surrealism. The post-apocalyptic motif recurs more than once in his works, emphasized by the gray color palette, which he also uses frequently. The artist strongly focuses on the mood that emanates from his works. Often it has a vanitative character.
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