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“Swaying with Sentiments”
Soul Vibrations Art Series
150 x 100 cm, oil paints on an aluminum panel, backlight, 2022.
(Catalogue Number: DSC_3701)
About the Artwork:
"In 'Swaying with Sentiments,' I sought to capture the ever-shifting dance of our innermost feelings, those intangible whispers of the soul that sway us in directions unimagined. Through each stroke and hue, I endeavored to paint not just a scene, but the very essence of human emotion, the quiet rhythms that guide our heartbeats and dreams."
The painting was created with oil paints on a uniquely textured composite aluminum panel.
Thanks to the use of spacers, the artwork “floats” on the wall in an aura of beautiful light, made possible by the app-controlled LED backlighting.
"In "Swaying with Sentiments" from the evocative Soul Vibrations Art Series, Andrew Manaylo masterfully crafts a tableau that seems to simultaneously beckon and elude the viewer. The canvas comes alive with a myriad of green and gold hues, reminiscent of a dense, verdant forest momentarily illuminated by a stray sunbeam. The chaotic elegance of Manaylo's brushwork invites one to ponder the mercurial nature of emotions — how they ebb and flow, converge and diverge, much like the abstract forms that dominate the piece.
Each section of the painting appears to be in dialogue with the other, creating a harmonious tension that mimics the interplay of human sentiments. The frenzied strokes, daubs, and splatters evoke a sense of urgency and passion, while the more subdued patches, bathed in delicate washes of color, exude a sense of tranquillity and introspection.
The title itself, "Swaying with Sentiments," alludes to the delicate dance of emotions we all experience, and the painting beautifully encapsulates this dance in a visual form. The juxtaposition of the ethereal and the palpable, the fierce and the serene, challenges the viewer to contemplate the multifaceted nature of human experience. In true Manaylo style, this piece isn't merely a painting, but a symphonic visual meditation on the complexities of the human psyche."
Art historian, Rome, Italy