Alexey Adonin

Jerusalem based abstract-surreal painter, Alexey Adonin, was born in Slutsk, Belarus 1973. He graduated in 1993 from the State Art College named after A. K. Glebov, Minsk, Belarus. In the same year he has immigrated to Israel. Adonin has exhibited internationally. His work has also been acquired by notable private collections worldwide.


About his work

Alexey Adonin’s paintings are at the intersection of abstraction and surrealism. The layered shapes of color ambiguously represent landscapes and castle-like structures, which appear isolated and far off into the distance, as if we are staring at a mirage that could disappear at any moment. His work projects an inherent tension, with a clear center point in each painting around which every element revolves and impels from. The sense of remoteness and apprehension in the work is undoubtedly influenced by his experience as an immigrant, and the political and religious tension he lives with in Jerusalem. Many of his paintings are inspired by his interest in philosophy and the universal forces that sublimely push and pull us along. He approaches his work without preconception, and allows his unconscious mind to direct the formation of his surreal landscapes. As he puts it, “painting should walk through a sort of evolution, like a child who grows up.” (by UGallery)



Alexey Adonin is an artist with a free-flowing brush and mesmerizing colors who will take you on a fanciful journey through the universe in Tarkovsky like surroundings. With a clear sense of color and a skillfulness, Adonin lets his inner imagination take over and allows his paintings to freely evolve into abstract creations. Adonin’s work includes different styles and genres, from contouring lines and color blocking - leading one’s thoughts towards a forgotten animated era - to Turneresque landscapes in an astral setting with a hint of sci-fi. (by Arte-Novus)



One of my rare abstract entries is by an artist originally from Belarus and now residing in Jerusalem. There's a resemblance to abstract science fiction illustrations from the 1960s (like Robert Powers) that immediately appealed to me. I do not think the similarity can be accidental as there is a distinct homage to science fiction in some of his work as in "The Red Planet" above. While the images are essentially abstract and are, according to the artist, created without any preconception there is always a strong hint of figuration or more commonly landscape. He builds up layers using a variety of techniques with large windows in each, so that the final images is a kind of collage of textures. (by Art Out There)



Painter Alexey Adonin, originally from Slutsk, Belarus, graduated from the Arts College of Minsk’s Graphic program in 1993, at which point he relocated to Israel. With his loyalty to imagination over other rules of artistic logic, his paintings begin with a single line and then take on vivid lives of their own as landscapes in which viewers can lose themselves. Adonin strives to create works that allow for free-form exploration in an abstract universe without the hard constraints of realism. Rather than beginning with a preconceived idea of a painting's final form, the soundtracks he chooses while creating each piece determine the end results, allowing for free-form evolution. (by Bluecanvas)




El israelita Alexey Adonin hace que la pintura sea un enigma, pues tiene esa intuición para escenificar unas obras en las que la luz, sea pálida o acentuada, esconde al mismo tiempo que enseña una clave que está dentro de una realidad cuya contextura cromática la idealiza.

Las cualidades sensoriales del color son en sí mismas inseparables y osmóticas, y recubren la forma de esos paisajes inescrutables como si fueran el lugar del oráculo, en cuyo interior se lleva a cabo el mismo y al que muy pocos tienen acceso.

Creo que fue Adonin el que aseguraba que la noción más adecuada para captar la esencia del arte desde un punto de vista cognitivo es la de enigma. Pues en esta labor hay uno y no se dispone a abandonar esta misión. (by HISTORIA DE LA PLÁSTICA)

English Version:


The Israeli artist Alexey Adonin paints the enigma because he intuitively creates scenes in which light, whether pale or underlined, hides and at the same time shows the clue, that is inside the reality, a chromatic texture of which underlies it.

The sensory qualities of color by itself are inseparable and osmotic, its covering and shaping those inscrutable landscapes as if it were the place of the oracle, whose internal work is the same and to which very few have access.

I think Adonin is the one who claims that the most appropriate notion to capture the essence of art from a cognitive point of view is by enigma. Well, for this work there is one, and he is not ready to abandon this mission. (by HISTORY OF THE PLASTIC)



As I sat in a coffee shop earlier this week thinking of a new artist that could highlight this week, I came across artist Alexey Adonin. I was immediately awestruck at the way that Adonin uses his pieces to allow the viewer to see what they want to see. His images take on a life of their own from what he is able to envision, and the results are nothing short of extraordinary. From Jersusalem, Israel, Adonin uses his incredible painting talents to captivate the eyes of anyone who views his work. His art is truly mesmerizing through every oil paint stroke on canvas he makes. The varying hues and undertones present in his pieces makes it easy to stare at for a rather long time. With nothing too vibrant or too soft, his palette conveys the perfect color scheme in his pieces. Each color works together to make something so intricately beautiful and unique. From what I've seen in his work, Adonin creates an escape from reality in his abstract techniques. I can't help but create stories in my mind and imagine different things from what Adonin is able to bring to life. (by Morral of the Story)