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Grigorii Pavlychev is a Russian artist who creates expressionistic mixed media collages. Inspired by original abstract expressionist like Van Gogh, Pavlychev paints with thick and textured brush strokes. His collages and paintings are for sale today on our website.
The expressionist style is said to have originated with Vincent Van Gogh, before becoming a prominent style in the 20th century. Expressionistic artists typically distort the image of reality through non-naturalistic and highly intense or vivid use of colour. Brushstrokes are also a lot looser and the application of paint can be heavy to create texture.
This freer method allowed artists to create art works infused with a sense of immediacy and pure expression of emotion, leading to the term expressionist.
In contrast, collage is considered a rather controlled and thought out method of creating art as you have to cut out and hand pick objects or scraps of material. However, Dada artists created a form of chance collage, whereby scraps of paper and cut outs were thrown onto a piece of paper to create the end result. Additionally, artists can make up an image by collaging loose shapes and lines, to create a sense of emotional expression and sense of immediacy.