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Otherside by Alizadeh-Art Otherside by Alizadeh-Art
acryl on 60x80canvas
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I chose this picture to critique by a feel. I didn't know who the artist was and after 10 minutes of staring at "Otherside" I decided to click "Write critique".

Little did I know....

Clicked on the name and there I am. My third visit to this gallery, but tonight on a different mission, mission of exploration. As the opus of this artist is wide I tried to focus on art that contributed to this piece, and I can tell you it was beautiful to see the transformation from vibrant detail rich surreal animalistic scenes together with realistic details and eye motifs in his earlier work (King of ladybugs, 9Months update) to simplification of an image. The artist being focusing its thoughts in a way, making a lot more subtle use of a symbols to transfer an idea and in a way incorporates it into strong, rich character. During its "cleansing" the artist introduced a specific character.

Artificial by feel, it slowly starts to "invade" this surreal world and starts to benignly influence the space around it as seen in "Everything dies" or "Sky is fallen" or morphing already into something purer like "Another hot day" or this piece.

First impression is the color. Bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds set the initial feel of the piece, introducing you to this weird creature right in the middle of ... learning something new! The strong feel of curiosity which his finger dipped in metaphysical water brings (dipping your toe in life?), enforced through his colorful eyes and deep gaze brings pleasant thoughts and invites you to immerse yourself deeper. But the most striking connection is through his wide open mouth through which he connects to everything else (world?), that connection being symbiotic in nature, this relationship is almost automatic and seems mutual. The finger is the bridge for emotion though. That physical connection we make with the world every day is what connects us to our own impression of reality.

To further pronounce the character, on his back he carries a tree and a house. A tree, with its internal flames sipping through the bark suggest its warmth and can translate as a beautiful reference to Gea, Goddess of earth which is further pronounced in a detail of a tree house which in turn sits on the dead branches, pulling a thought of influence of people on Earth, but which would also make our main character on the picture quite old...

The last detail represent shiny balloons that dance on the breeze celebrating the moment. To me they accentuate the feel of success an accomplishment.

Technically the picture is done right. You can really feel that the artist has a clear idea and a refined technique. Composition is done ok. Tricky dark upper left corner might have had got in a way but the head with a long strong neck give it a nice counterbalance which is felt even more after you think about possible size of the creature.

All in all I love this piece and this artist and I'm looking forward to his next piece.
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falco1776 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Writer
I can't give a reason, but I love this piece. I'm drawn to it. It's got such an impact on the mind without shoving the theme down the viewer's throat. The tree seems to be infused with a sort of flame ish color, and the tree house seems like a gateway to a different world. It's almost like an expression of what a child sees when they are sitting in the tree house. Anyway as I said I love this piece.
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work
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:icondevine-escapes:
Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love this.
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconjohnserrano:
JohnSerrano Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're selling this one too?
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
all of them,,they are on my journal list bro:Dif the price is too high for ya,note me we can talk about:)
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
This is the place i live...Oh well at least in my mind! :laughing:
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha get out of my tree:rofl:
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
The reason you painted it doesn't mean im going to leave it! :lmao: jebiga :D
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
jebiga stay then,,but you must be my wife then:lmao:
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Hell, if that's your way to get rid of me , than it's successful :rofl: :rofl: but if i really wanna stay??? Do i have to marry you??? :fear::lmao:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah you should,,i want 7kids all same size,same language,same colors,,if not i throw you and the kids down off the tree:rofl:
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Just try it hubby !!! Just try it!:spank: :slap: :rofl:
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hubby:rofl:hahahahahaha
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MikeGould Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your paintings are so brilliantly original. The waves look like they are in the air but when he punctures them they release bubbles like water. Beautiful.
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks alot mike that means alot my friend!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fabulous work! :heart:
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much my friend:)
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! I love the balloons.
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks alot:)
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:iconkeeblrkid:
Keeblrkid Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
This is so evocative. Simple, fun and perfect.
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: this creation and your imagination :nod:
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you my friend:D
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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CursedOnez Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
twat!

this is by far your pest painting EVER!!!!

mothafuckinglicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:iconkissingplz:
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha thanks brodo:tighthug:
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:iconsidh-art:
Sidh-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Super Idee! Besonders die, ich nenn's mal, "Schallwelle"! :D
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
danke tobi,ja die wasserwand ist mir nicht ganz gelungen,deshalb nennen wir es shallwelle:laughing:
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Sidh-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wasser hin oder her... ich find, dass es ne super Idee is! :thumbsup:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hab sofort an Red Hot Chilli Peppers gedacht... und ihren gleichnamigen Song :love:
Der Wahnsinn einfach, keine Ahnung was ich noch schreiben soll..mir gehen langsam die Worte aus bei dem Tempo mit dem du deine wundervollen Arbeiten reinstellst!!
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe danke kate,ja das hat was vom RHCP,,,vielleicht sollt ich ihnen das für nächste cover senden:giggle:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich hör´s schon in deiner Kasse klingeln :empllama::iconrhcpplz::empllama: :iconsoulcollector13: :empllama: :icondonaldduckplz: :nod:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha die würden das nie nehmen,geschweige denn anschauen:rofl:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ach geh! Freilich würden sie´s ...musst nur gut argumentieren :chainsaw: :lmao:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nicht zu verwechseln mit: :icontowelfightplz:..das wär weniger überzeugend :iconlol-spartaplz:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
das ist absolut super geworden und unglaublich kreariv und dennoch deinem eigenen Stil total treu geblieben :love:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
danke mein liebe freundin:heart:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconkissingplz:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sensational, this piece really comes alive, I love it.
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i m realy glad you love this my dear,thank you very much:heart:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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Stardust-Splendor Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional
Awesome work! :clap:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks marina my dear,this weekend i work on our collab,finaly some free time:)
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mac2010 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fucking Brilliant bro!! :)
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha thanks bro:)
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very welcome!! Looks superb!! :)
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!!:love:
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks heather:D
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