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Alex told us that he intentionally doesn’t include a bio with his work because he hopes the paintings speak for themselves. I couldn’t agree more and I don’t think he’ll have a problem letting his work do the talking.
Also, if you are curious how paintings evolve to their finished state, check out Alex’s progress pages on his site. There you can see photographs of each stage of three different paintings as they are being completed.
"The journey Alex Kanevsky's paintings go through is amazing, with entire figures wiped out and painted over again - when you watch them as a time lapse they take on their own animated storyline. The backgrounds become part of the figure and vice versa, hints of past figures push through the layers, the whole painting seems to vibrate."
"Personally, I think his work has had the most effect on contemporary figure painting. His layered, fluid brush work gives you just enough information. It alludes to something more. I appreciate that he came into his pallet and style later in his career; his years of hard work and investigation has obviously paid off."