Looking at the world through stained glass: an Israeli artist creates paintings in a unique technique
Each artist has their own concept of creativity. Someone is close to academic painting and classicism, and someone relies on primitivism or abstractionism, while others win the hearts of their own finds in technical and artistic techniques. Today we introduce readers to the work of a modern master of painting, who has a unique style that can not be confused with any other. And so, meet the modern Israeli artist Nathan Brutsky.
In each of his work, Nathan identifies two of the most important aspects for himself. First, it is the power of artistic expression, unique style, technique and amazing quality, and the second — art should give people positive emotions and satisfaction.Considering the artist’s work throughout his career, it is clear that the search for a unique style, which was going for many years, carefully polishing every stroke and manner of writing. The author’s artistic style is difficult to attribute to any particular direction in painting. Modern, figurative abstractionism, primitivism, expressionism-the master took a little of all these trends and created his own colorful fireworks from stylish images frozen in the dynamics of movement.
With the help of various shifts, exaggerations and simplifications of visual forms, and of course, flowing light, the artist causes the viewer to feel as if he sees what is happening through a stained-glass window. Many will note that it looks very similar and monotonous, maybe so, but you will agree – it is still very original.
The main theme of the master’s paintings is jazz music, expressive dance, and club scenes where we see elegant ladies and gentlemen talking over a Cup of coffee and entertaining games. Nathan writes both stylish still lifes that delight the viewer with the pretentiousness and elegance of forms, and seascapes where large and small vessels, yachts under sail are mandatory attributes, in a word, where the artist’s wild imagination can run wild.
Nathan Brutsky literally caught the geometric pattern that creates a unique illusion thanks to the refractive light that penetrates through the edges of the glass. Having developed his technique on the basis of such refractions of lighting, using a lot of repetitions and figurative generalizations, the author creates three-dimensional texture canvases, imbued with the atmosphere of a holiday, using a palette knife and oil paints.
Thanks to this author’s technique, his paintings are filled with romance, and where music sounds in them, you can feel its rhythm. The heroines of his compositions are refined, elegant and temperamental in dance, their Cavaliers are passionate and courageous. The color scheme fascinates with its saturation and contrast. So, all the details, objects and images, as well as music, dance, jazz and light in the master’s paintings, are created in the same color scheme, which only emphasizes the artist’s style.
In fairness, it should be noted that thousands of sketches made by the artist also served as lessons of skill. For a good ten years, Nathan never let go of the tiny sketchbook and pencils. Habit from childhood and hard work have done their job – the style was found, it is individual, someone elusively similar – but this circumstance applies to everyone in modern art, without the slightest exception.
A little about the author
Nathan Brutsky was born in 1963 in Kiev. Since childhood, he was interested in various types of art: painting, sculpture, art design. He was a 10-year-old boy when his father, a man well-versed in art, saw in his son great promise. It was he who convinced Nathan to take up painting seriously, devoting at least 2-3 hours to it every day.
The fate of Brutsky Jr. was sealed – he began to learn the basics of fine art in art school. The talented boy drew everything he saw without distinction, and was rarely seen without pencil and paper. This rich experience turned out to be very important when, years later, Nathan began to create complex compositions with many elements.
Later, Nathan graduated from the art school and the Kiev College of industrial design. After serving in the army, he worked as a graphic and architectural designer and book Illustrator.
For several years, the main business of Nathan’s life was the interior design of synagogues and private residences, where he created amazing stained glass Windows, lamps and murals. Later, painting became the main part of his life. He realized that only it brings him real joy and pleasure, that only in painting he can realize his creative projects.
From the student’s bench, distinguished by a deep understanding of artistic styles and trends, Nathan engaged in a deeper study of Western European art, later using this knowledge in his works. The result of the search for your own ” I ” was the creation of a unique author’s style, which successfully combined the achievements of many European artists of the first quarter of the 20th century, as well as some elements of various trends in modern art.
In 1991, the Brutsky family moved to Israel, where the artist regularly participated in numerous group and personal exhibitions. His works were soon noticed and became in great demand among collectors around the world.
Now Nathan Brutsky is already an Israeli artist and lives and works in tel Aviv.
In continuation of the topic about artists who made their name due to the persistent search for their extraordinary author’s handwriting and style, read our article about the Armenian artist working under the pseudonym “Bumants”, who created a unique gallery of amazing images that amaze with an unusual style.