Sun People

1989, Oil on Canvas, Size: 55 x 51

By the end of the 19th century, the art industry faced certain saturation. Realism was overwhelmingly predominant, eclipsing all other forms of art. Wassily Kandinsky (leading expressionistic painter), Kasimir Malevich (pioneer of abstract geometric art) and Piet Mondrian (founder of neo-plasticism art) helped restore the fundamentals, the basic coordinates of visual art. The beginning of the 20th century saw an incredible advancement in studies of the visual language and universal culture, which future generations of artists would ultimately embrace. When boundaries were abandoned, opportunities abound. Rather than worshiping past gods, artists could instead openly express themselves. Gratefully, the public responded favorably to this movement, validating the need for communication between the artist and his audience. The Sun People represents that breakthrough.