Thursday, 30 October 2008

At the Dock - Timur Akhriev


A young painter, just 24 years old, Timur's paintings are rich with colour and light, and redolent with the technical mastery absorbed in a house full of painters. Painter Michael Newberry describes 'At the Dock,' his own favourite painting of Timur's:

Notice the subtle colors of the dock's planks of wood, the saturated purple sky, spots of brilliant reds, and bright green wood moldings and nets. The composition is also bold with the winding "S" curve of the dock, which recedes behind the shacks on the left from near foreground on the right. The more time I spend looking at this painting the more I get the sense that I can feel the boats' gentle rocking in the lapping water, and hear the groan of the wood dock and pinging sound of wire rigging.

Read more about Timur here, at Michael's review of the young man's work -- a young man with a bright future.


  1. aaaah..that's just lovely!
    I've spent half my life around boats and that captures the emotional pull they and their surroundings have, perfectly.

  2. KG

    Yes. It is good.

    There is something special about mucking around in boats. The painting remonds me of that too.


  3. Gorgeous images... but, of course it isn't really ART is it? As we all know, REAL art can only be done by stuffing dead animals or vomiting into a bucket in the corner of a 'gallery'.

    How anybody can get away with simply demonstrating a mastery of light, form and texture and combining this with composition and brush technique and call it 'art' is beyond me.

    Why can't this guy just throw dog faeces onto a bit of board or scrawl single pronouns onto a black background and leave it at that?

    Sooo pretentious...


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