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The world of Metaphysical romanticism


Softly pulsating misty lavender-blue radiates, shadows of leaves, outlines of faces... The style of Vassilen Vasevski has a transportive otherworldly quality, calling to mind the opening lines of an E. E. Cummings poem, "somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond any experience..." These paintings clearly reflect their creator's desire for harmony - as sublime, allegorical images and titles lift upward to ecstasy, the clean, balanced structure of the composition grounds with simultaneously calm, centered effect.

The artist explores the inner terrain of the human soul, the elusive abode of human emotion, while also highlights the common threads uniting across geographic and cultural boundaries. With a poet's instinct for rhythm and metaphor Vassilen wields the brush to create ethereal, fresh, iridescently delicate moments on canvas. The airy and vibrant colors he employs are a genuine visual delight, but to aesthetic pleasure they also add a mood of conscious, contemplative presence and joyful aliveness.

So much of modern art endeavors to challenge, shock or provoke today. Not so with the metaphysical romanticist. His art is of the gently beckoning, mesmeric, soul-whispering kind. It seeks to reconnect us with pure being, with the realm of radiant, self-aware consciousness where anything is possible - or in the artist's own words, "the place inside ourselves where we once belonged."

What happens when an image draws you into a long-forgotten memory of cosmic oneness, into a word of evanescent luminosity, symmetry and fluidity? See Vassi's paintings and judge for yourself.

Diana STEVEN

BEING TOUCHED
ON EARTH
CIRCLE OF LIFE
INTO THE DEEP
NEAR THE SOUL
Being Touched
On Earth
Circle of Life
Into the Deep
Near the Soul
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