The Russian Salvador Dali

There are moments in art which, just like in life, are so impressive they send a chill down your spine, while others are so bland that you forget them within minutes. But there are also paintings which you can stare at endlessly and still never completely figure out. Vladimir Kush’s works without a doubt belong to this category.

While Vladimir was born in Moscow and studied art there, Russia had no use for his surrealism at the time and the artist emigrated to the US. A French businessman happened to notice Vladimir’s work and was so impressed that he funded an exhibition for the artist in Hong Kong. After this initial break, Kush attracted serious attention on the world stage.

He now has four person galleries in the US and is recognized as a master of surrealism. There is something compelling in every one of his works; it’s as if they are lit from within, creating the impression that the viewer is completely immersed and present in the painting. AdMe.ru chose a few of Vladimir Kush’s most impressive works that irresistibly draw the eyes of the viewer in. Read the original Russian of this short article here.

The text above was translated to English by SRAS Translate Abroad intern Brian Jacoby-McCurdy.

Through the Eye of the Needle Vladimir Kush

Through the Eye of the Needle

Scissors Vladimir Kush

Scissors

After a Winter's Nap

After a Winter’s Nap Vladimir Kush

The Present Vladimir Kush

The Present

Eye Vladimir Kush

Eye

Sunrise on the Ocean Vladimir Kush

Sunrise on the Ocean

Falling Stars Vladimir Kush

Falling Stars

Night Flight Under the City Vladmir Kush

Night Flight Under the City

Waves Crashing Against the Ship Vladimir Kush

Waves Crashing Against the Ship

Shelter Vladimir Kush

Shelter

Invitation to Lunch Vladimir Kush

Invitation to Lunch

Army of the Sun Vladimir Kush

Army of the Sun

Windmill Vladimir Kush

Windmill

Keys Vladimir Kush

Keys

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Where the Wind Lives Vladimir Kush

Where the Wind Lives

Adult Games Vladimir Kush

Adult Games

The Kiss Vladimir Kush

The Kiss

Descent to the Mediterranean Vladimir Kush

Descent to the Mediterranean

 

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SRAS students come from around the world to study, intern, or research in Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, or Russia. They often write while abroad and, on occasion, SRAS will request to publish exceptional works. This account on Students Abroad will serve as platform to publish single contributions from individual students.