Artist. Creator. Visionary.
"The outward appearance or apparent form of Something, especially when the reality is different"
We are very excited to introduce a talented emerging artist - Fanis Shakirzianau (artist's nickname "SFanis"). We are witnessing a once-in-lifetime process of how an artist creates an absolutely new art style. Fanis's artworks are one of the most unexpected great surprises in the existing art world, where seems all kind of styles has been already introduced. It gives us hope the art is a never-ending journey to find new ways to innovate and add breathtaking vision to create new stunning artworks.
We present the first series of his collection dedicated to introducing the new art style philosophy and visionary. As this style does not have examples worldwide and no official name yet, he found that a "Semblance Abstraction" suits the newest project's purpose and idea.
Therefore, the series has been called "Introduction to Semblance Abstraction. Part 1" and then "Part 2", accordingly. The latter continues exploring his new art idea, so it is work-in-a-progress.
Amazingly, what you will see (we mean his abstraction artworks), are all based actually on real-life or fictional events, which took place either in the past or just happening from time to time in our life.
We obviously did not expect the abstraction could go so astonishingly far and beyond in methods of painting our life and reality (and even our psychological and physical dimensions) in such intricated ways!
The new style is not an ordinary one and looks completely out of common standards and expectations.
The artist created so many unusual interpretations and hidden meanings, so there is a strong possibility that a viewer can miss the entire art idea if not armed with a clue.
What does it mean for us?
It means that when we are looking at the artist's creation, we might see just a relatively small percentage (around 40-50% at best) of what it consists of.
The artist has good knowledge about our human vision capabilities (which are quite limited by nature, unfortunately).
Therefore, it was great to see that Fanis has attempted to push our conservative mind to another level, where our world could be presented as a different Universe...
To explain his artworks' philosophy (but keeping the works' intrigue), Fanis has given us some clues to unlock his paintings' idea.
Then, when he felt we were ready to apply our new knowledge, he asked us to look at his artworks again...
The effect was dramatic: we have had just a few words left to say: "Why we could not see it before?!"
Following the above discovery and the artist's advice, there is a message below:
"Dear art lovers!
Each artist's artwork will get only a minimal portion of the main clues (while on the website's display). When the art is bought, the artist will provide a complete set of transcription "clues" to the buyer.
So, only the new owner will know the full idea of the artwork.
It'll be solely up to the buyer to keep it secret or release it to the public in the future.
Also, to get this working, there will always be just the only original artwork".
Now let's find out how those "magic clues" are working.
Transformation of the Reality into its own Abstract Interpretation, and then...back to Reality again.
There are some known facts: the abstract should not have a perspective, and it does not have a certainty of the real or fictional event and its feelings accordingly.
As mentioned before, Fanis's works are all based on real or near real-life events or situations, so his paintings should have perspective and therefore not considered as an abstraction.
But let's look a little bit closer at what he has done with his new style.
The picture above shows a small fragment in the top right corner of his artwork named "The Bullfighters".
It obviously looks like abstraction and does not have any sign of perspective or feelings of reality. The conclusion: this is an abstraction.
But, what if we tell you that there is a black bull in the top left corner: could you recognise its body with tail and head with horns?..
And then, there is more: what about a banderillero in the middle centre, wearing the "traje de luces", or suit of lights, consisting of a black short jacket, a waistcoat, and knee-length skintight trousers. Can you see his figure with athletic shoulders and him holding a red cape in front of the bull?..
Do you agree, there is a scene from a bullfighting event?!
By accepting that discovery, we should accept that this artwork has a perspective as well!
But there is none! And we have to accept this too!!
It was the most interesting and striking fact: his new invention is connecting, transforming, and interacting both opposing each other styles with a breathtaking easiness.
Now, please find the red wide vertical line under the bull's body. Does it look like a part of its right leg (covered in blood)? Yes, it is.
Then, please place your hand on the bull's figure but leave the right leg uncovered. It obviously looks now like the right leg of the banderillero! He stands back to the bull, slightly lunging on his right leg, covered up to the knee with a red sock.
Is not this amazing?!
The same pattern could represent and belong to the different objects and (shockingly) to the completely different species (animal and human) at the same time!
Another incredible achievement of this new style is that the same section of the art can show the bullfighting process's nature. For example, it can produce a sense of the tragic drama (bleeding bull's leg); on the other hand - it is a fashionable part of the banderillero's fighting costume (red sock).
But it's not over yet!..
Please place your palm so that there is only the banderillero's figure is visible. It looks like he is standing on his right leg now with his left knee up! He has moved and, at the moment, facing the bull by his right side.
That is an astonishing technique!
By the way, there are a few more features to talk about, but as was mentioned above, we will not share some clues.
So, we are abandoning further detailed explanations and allow you to look at the painting below from a different point of view now.
P.S. Some tips for what you can find in the painting: a matador (wearing his hat called "montera"); another bull; a picador (wounded, fell from the horse, bleeding while sitting on his both knees); a few banderillas (barbed sticks) on the bull's body and swords.
"The possibility of death and the matador’s disdain for and skilful avoidance of injury thrills the crowd. Audiences judge matadors according to their skill, grace, and daring. Therefore, bullfights, or corridas, are viewed by many people not so much as struggles between bullfighters and bulls but as contests between bullfighters and themselves. How close will the bullfighter let the horns come? How far will the matador go to please the crowd? As with trapeze performers in a circus, the audience does not want to see the performer injured or killed, but it is the display of courage amid the dangerous possibility of disaster that is the lure."