12/3/13

Pencil drawings collaged in photoshop

I remember myself as far as five years old. There were formative and memorable events in my childhood that I can go back to in my mind. Did I have a sense of morality then? Could I distinguish between right and wrong intuitively accessing my conscience? Returning to these memories helped me understand the person I was, and perhaps still am today. “Make a wish” game stuck in my mind from the days of the past. I had to think of something I wanted with the utmost sincerity, wish for it and keep it a secret. The wish would then come true. At five years old my wish was - "Let there be no war in the world." Why would a child make a wish like that, when prompted to reach into the heart and find what was desired the most? Did I carry deeply seeded wish for peace on Earth out of even earlier years of my life? How did this idea get planted in my mind? I did not grow up in a war zone and was unable to grasp the origins of my childhood morality. It would have been easier to understand myself if I had wished for something much simpler. Anything that would have been not so loaded with ethical value.


 drawing collage, 2013

drawing collage, 2013

drawing collage, 2013

drawing collage, 2013





7/31/12

Studies Of Policemen In Acrylic

    untitled, digital collage sketch of policemen heads, 2012

    untitled study, acrylic on paper, 2012

    untitled study, acrylic on paper, 2012

    untitled study, acrylic on paper, 2012

    untitled study, acrylic on paper, 2012

7/27/12

Portrait Study

    Female head and portrait study, 20"X20", acrylic on paper, 2012

My face studies are focusing on sadness and happiness. Abstract background is made with poured, smeared and splattered paint. The ground is interesting to view due to it's ability to evoke images of landscapes, figures, faces, etc. I've re-arranged  abstract landscape parts as well as human heads from different paintings. There is a more dramatic charge to these visual elements in collages.

    Material, 20"X18", acrylic on canvas, 2009

    Suffering face, collage, 2012

    Untitled, collage, 2012


7/17/12

Maxim Grunin Fine Art, Painting

    Untitled, study, acrylic and collage on paper, 2012

    Untitled, study, acrylic and collage on paper, 2012

    Untitled, study, acrylic and collage on paper, 2012

    Untitled, study, acrylic and collage on paper, 2012


7/8/12

Maxim Grunin Painting

    Way Back When We Were Happy, 18"X18", oil on canvas, 2009

    Untitled, 20"X20", acrylic on canvas, 2009


7/6/12

Maxim Grunin Art, Painting

    Back When I Was, 16"X20", oil on canvas, 2009

    Dream Games, 16"X20", oil on canvas, 2009

    When Are We, 16"X20", oil on canvas, 2009


7/4/12

Painting by Maxim Grunin

    War And Suffering, acrylic on paper (head study), 2012

    Sadness, acrylic on paper (study), 2012