Principle of substance unityPainting
Artist: Alexis Olin
Series: Cold shining
Made in: Kiev, Ukraine
Materials: oil, concrete
Principle of substance unity is a painting of Alexis Olin, a Ukrainian artist from Kiev. Artwork belong to Cold shining series, which he describes as "Emotions caused by perception of dark, by something mysterious and unexplored. Internal experiences, search of answers and redefining of life moments, fear as a state of being. In the portraits of people I wrote, I wanted to capture this very emotional process. To emphasise its depth I plunged my characters in complete darkness, through the cold light of which faces of characters can be hit off."