Cool psychedelic art from St. Petersburg
He made the dream of thousands come true: he creates his masterpieces with a touch.
The talented citizen of poly-cultural and unpredictable, sometimes mysterious and sacred city of St. Petersburg dares to create his art as if he were a magician. Instead of a magic wand, usually presented by a painting brush in artist’s hands, Ales Lyalyush literally uses the most reliable and controllable tool: his own hands and fingers.
Ales works with a comparatively new technique that is becoming more and more popular nowadays, that is finger painting. His canvas is his iPad, always ready to depict and understand all the art, mood and ideas of a genuine author.
Originally, finger painting was often applied as a method of developing creativity and color feeling for children. Even the modern kids are extremely happy to dip their fingers into the bowls of paints and express themselves on paper, canvas or plastic. But today finger painting is becoming more and more adult, having iPads and even iPhones substituted the canvas, paints and all the other necessary attributes. On surfing the Internet for less than 15 minutes you will easily find up to ten decent applications that will quickly introduce this technique to you.
Anyways, many of you might think that it is a piece of cake: to use all the modern high-tech appliances and using their instruments and facilities become a so called “great” artist. But having an attentive look at Ales’ works you will definitely see not only his skillful operating the tablet, but also his deep talent which reflects in his tacky social, sometimes aggressive and brutal, sometimes virgin and unspoken topics. His psychedelic art gets right into our minds, building our own images and exciting emotions. So as having a paintbrush in your hands is unlikely to make you a painter, having an iPad is surely not enough to become Ales Lyalyush.
He gently feels every line, picking out the most showy and unnatural colors without any embarrassment. He is overwhelmed by his digital approach and without any hesitation gets on the same level with the luminaries of pop art.
All those who love skepticism will announce such art to be liveless, dead, for the real art does not forgive any mistakes; but in Ales’ case it is as easy as to tap Cancel and there you go, you can get as many steps back as you need: start from the very beginning or delete the wrong hatch. But art is constantly progressing as we all are. And you can not blame it either on art or on people who keep changing it. While developing art is getting closer and more affordable, thanked mainly to such creative and cheeky painters as Ales Lyalyush.

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© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03

© flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03
To get acquainted with Ales visit his Flickr: flickr.com/photos/96916594@N03/.
By Zhenya Shokun
2016