Biography and informationEdit
Member of the Union of artists of the USSR. Honored artist of Russia, painter and graphic artist.
Alexey Sokolenko — faceted artist, a painter great lyrical talent. Works in different types and genres of fine art – a portrait, scene composition, still life and landscape. While any genre he raises to the level of the picture. His landscapes — urban or natural motifs, the objective world still lifes — all live their full-blooded, filled with relationships and feelings of life is undoubtedly humanized. His portraits and genre scenes full of charm and sincere attitude of the artist. Even small sketches reveal a world of sentiments and experiences. A special gift of the painter, the tsvetovik, feeling the slightest nuanced state, backed by a decorative beginning. This decorative, full color sense of life is the thinking of artist – folk, mythological, hedonistic perception of the world. His compositions are often fiction and fantasy infused with reality: the familiar childhood tales the spirits of nature to interfere in a person's life – helping, playing pranks, watching. The world, nature is full of wonderful images and transformations, open and sensitive, ready for a revelation to the artist.
In the chart Sokolenko works in the techniques of watercolor, pastels, drawing. The plane of the sheet – not a soulless, neutral field, it is a full member of the composition. The artist avoids stiffness. Melodious, smooth lines of the pattern, juicy and soft shading of pastels, loose streaks of watercolor create a light, masterful composition, close to folk song melodies.
The main quality of the artist is to work at the living experience. This means – believe life, the world, take it for what it is, and then in the urban interior can fly angel.
Olga BENTUK art. March 2002, Stavropol.
The booklet Stavropol creative Association of artists "Sarmatians"