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S.S.I.O. #10: Through MatterBy Alek Tretiak

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US$ 928



Oil Paint, Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 31.5" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Abstract oil portrait with patterns of quantum particles:
"S.S.I.O. #10: Through Matter"

This artwork is about the fleetingness and insignificance of life. Our planet moves at breakneck speed through the galaxy, and the galaxy moves through the universe. Every atom of mine was once born in a star, and the water I drink was once drunk by dinosaurs. We are a microscopic part of the universe, and our lives are only moments.

I once saw photos of hadron collider experiments taken while two accelerated atoms were colliding with each other. The pictures capture the paths of subatomic particles, which "live" only a moment (or maybe an eternity). Reflecting on the mysteries of the universe served as my inspiration. What if humanity had touched the threads that bind all that exists? The threads of a world where matter, time, and thought are the same.

Oil on canvas, 2018
Dimensions 60x80x2 cm.

“Sed Semel Insanivimus Omnes”-lat.: (“Sometimes we can all be insane”) series.
In this series, I explore the human soul, the feelings, and the emotions of people, their secret desires, drives, and vices. These artworks are a reflection of my continuous exploration of the surreal, the hidden, the unseen, the unseemly, the never-thought-about, the contemplative, the whimsical. The theme of each artwork is reflected in the style of painting, colors, and symbolic forms.

- One of a kind artwork
- Style: Surreal, expressive, abstract
- Subject: Portrait, impasto, people
- The colors may vary slightly due to monitor settings.
- Edge painted black.
- Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.


Artist Profile

Born: 1993
Hometown: Irkutsk
Based in: Kobuleti, Georgia

My name is Alek, I am a self-taught artist from Russia, living and working in Georgia.
In my life I followed different paths, sometimes intersecting with the art world, and about five years ago I decided to become a full-time artist, because I always wanted to do something beautiful with my …


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