Monday, October 10, 2016

Toronto Skyline - The Six...

Introducing ‘Toronto’ series, a part of the ‘Cityscapes’ collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings celebrating our remarkable city.   Here you will find pieces Toronto Skyline - ‘The Six’.

Toronto is the largest and most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. The history of Toronto began in the late 18th century when the British Crown purchased its land from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The British established a settlement there, called the Town of York, which its lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe, designated as t he capital of Upper Canada. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed Toronto. It was damaged in two huge fires in 1849 and 1904. Over the years, Toronto has expanded its borders several times through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, and of the densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, with about 49% of the population born outside Canada. As Canada's commercial capital, it is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and five of the nation's largest banks. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

QR Codes

Introducing ‘QR Codes’ collection, part of the ‘Abstracts Plus’ series by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings of various abstract themes and concepts.Introducing ‘QR Codes’ collection, part of the ‘Abstracts Plus’ series by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings of various abstract themes and concepts.

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used.
The QR code system became popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, and general marketing.

A QR code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device such as a camera, and processed using Reed–Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted. The required data are then extracted from patterns that are present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.

These pieces are available as digitally-signed and dated Open Edition (OE) fine art giclee prints of highest archival quality form my FineArt America, RedBubble and The Untapped Source Galleries.Hand-signed special collector's edition (AP) prints are also available upon request.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fossil Record

Introducing “Fossil Record” collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings of various fascinating millions year-old fossilized remains of earlier life forms with contemporary twist.

Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, both discovered and undiscovered, and their placement in fossiliferous (fossil-containing) rock formations and sedimentary layers (strata) is known as the fossil record.

These pieces are available as digitally-signed and dated Open Edition (OE) fine art giclee prints of highest archival quality form my FineArt America, RedBubble and The Untapped Source galleries. Hand-signed special collector's edition (AP) prints are also available upon request.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Brotherhood of the Snake - The Red and The Yellow Dragons

Introducing “Treasures of Tibet” collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing stunning convergent media paintings of various Tibetan artifacts and themes. Here you will find digitally-signed and dated open edition (OE) giclée fine art prints, featuring 'Brotherhood of the Snake - The Red and The Yellow Dragons' and available via my FineArtAmerica, MobilePrints and The Untapped Source galleries.

According to Cosmic Records, at some point in history two major Brotherhoods arose on Earth, both influenced by Shambhala and Agartha, together they are called The Brotherhood of the Snake. Shambhala was the seat of the Evocation of the Masters of Wisdom; Agartha was the seat of the Invocation of the Masters of Wisdom. Together they embodied the universal polarity of opposites. In the outer world, each Brotherhood thought of the other one as the dark Brotherhood, the Black Magicians. The battle between the polarities of the Brotherhoods started incredibly long time ago. The two opposites, the sun (Illuminati) and the moon (Luminari) face each other and struggle for power, yet neither of them can win. They can only overcome polarity. 

Humanity was influenced by these two contrasting areas of wisdom. In ancient times, the Brotherhood of the Serpent divided into the Brotherhood of the Yellow Dragon and the Brotherhood of the Red Dragon. Together they stand for the Brotherhood of the Snake. Both Brotherhoods undertook spiritual education of the human race - the Yellow Dragon in the East and the Red Dragon in the West. Sometimes we can still find the order of the Yellow Caps and the order of the Red Caps and their dispersed monasteries in Tibet, which derive directly from this. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Volkswagen Type 2 - Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus (2 sets of 4)

Introducing ‘Volkswagen Type 2’ collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings of some of the coolest and most sought after Volkswagen Type 2 models.  

This collection of digitally-signed and dated open edition (OE) giclée fine art prints could be found in my 'FineArt America', 'Mobile Prints' (former InstaPrints) and 'The Untapped Source' galleries. 

The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a cabover panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following – and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) – it was given the factory designation Type 2.

As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. European competition included the 1960s FF layout Renault Estafette and the FR layout Ford Transit.
Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the "microbus", "minibus", and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, Hippie van/wagon, and still remain iconic for many hippies today.
Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2. Production in Brazil ceased on December 31, 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country. This marks the end of an era with the rear-engine Volkswagens manufactured (after the 2002 termination of its T3 successor in South Africa), which originated in 1935 with their Type 1 prototypes.
The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951. In the sixties this version became popular as a hippie bus.
Originally Volkswagen Vans were classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined.
Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.
Sambas were standard painted in two colors. Usually, the upper part was colored white. The two colored sections were separated by a decorative strip. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Chinese Masks - Large Masks Series (set of 3)

Introducing “Chinese Masks” collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing meticulous convergent media paintings paintings of various masks originated from the region. Here you will find framed and wrapped/stretched canvas fine art prints, featuring the Large Masks Series (Set of 3). 

This collection of digitally-signed and dated open edition (OE) giclée fine art prints could be found in my 'FineArt America', 'Mobile Prints' (former InstaPrints) and 'The Untapped Source' galleries.

Peking opera or Beijing opera (simplified Chinese: 京剧; traditional Chinese: 京劇; pinyin: Jīngjù) is a form traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court. Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south. The art form is also preserved in Taiwan, where it is known as Guoju). It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.
While the cultural meaning and symbolism of color in China has been significantly influenced by the principles of Feng Shui, the masks of the Chinese opera use color to offer a more expressive point of view. Elaborately decorated with color and patterns, masks have been used in Chinese opera for over a thousand years. However, it was during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) that the colors began being used consistently to represent certain personality traits and human characteristics. In Chinese opera color takes the audience on a magical journey where it not only lights up the stage with an array of radiant hues; it also stirs up specific emotions and allows the audience to feel and understand the story being told. Color is used to quickly connect the audience to each character’s traits. In fact, the audience often feels such an instant and intimate understanding that you might even say that the colors are the characters. Red in Chinese opera, like in Feng Shui, carries a traditional well-loved radiance. The color red in an opera is understood to symbolize positive traits such as intelligence, heroism, integrity and loyalty. And when the art or costume director tires of red on stage, he or she can bring in the slightly less utilized color purple. Purple conveys the same positive perception as red, but with the added attributes of respect, sophistication, nobleness and a sense of justice

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wheels of Fortune

Introducing ‘Wheels of Fortune collection of fine art prints by Serge Averbukh, showcasing digital paintings of some of the coolest and most sought after autos of past and present along with amazingly crafted car makers’ insignia and badges. The full collection can be found on FineArt America, RedBubble, Mobile Prints and The Untapped Source.

At BMW, the Z4 replacement becomes the Z5. The Z5 is the first product of BMW’s sports car collaboration with Toyota. Phase II of the BMW-Toyota tie-up, dubbed Silk Road, was to produce a higher-end BMW sports car and a new Lexus model. 
Instead, we will see concept versions of the new BMW Z5 and the Toyota sport coupe in the next year, with production versions to follow during the 2018 model year—the Toyota as a hardtop coupe, the BMW as a roadster. The BMW Z5 ditches its space-inefficient retractable hard top in favor of a classic soft top. The new sports car architecture that serves both models is a highly scalable matrix that revolves around a single fixed point, the front firewall.
The BMW Z5 will feature a more radical front-mid-engine bias, and light weight is a priority. Target weight for the Z5 is 3300 pounds (versus the current Z4, which ranges from 3252 to 3549 pounds). Drivetrain components are said to include a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a choice of an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, and an electric clutch (to enable coasting).

The BMW Z5 will debut with its 2.0-liter turbo offered in three stages of tune: 190 hp, 245 hp, and 270 hp. An even sportier Z5M would use the 425-hp turbo six from the new 2015 BMW M3 and M4. Alternative scenarios show a straight six (Z6) and a three-cylinder (Z3). The latter would bring BMW’s nomenclature full circle, back to the brand’s first modern-day roadster, which premiered in 1996.

Italian design and engineering house Zagato has released a second TZ3 model, the TZ3 Stradale following a gorgeous one-off called the TZ3 Corsa.Dubbed the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, it is a road-going version of the TZ3 based on the Dodge Viper ACR-X. It is powered by the Viper's 8.4 liter 640 hp (477 kW) V10. Only nine units have been made. The TZ3 Stradale was designed by Norihiko Harada. Zagato labels the new Stradale an “avante-garde design exercise. 

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Hybrid is a super car concept by Bentley launched in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Bentley EXP 10 is two seat coupe smaller than the existing Bentley Continental GT. EXP 10 project was managed by Head of design, Luc Donckerwolke. It is fitted with a V6 but the production version of the concept is expected within three years and will be fitted with the 500 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Continental GT. The expected price of the model is £120,000.

The Audi quattro concept is a concept car produced by Audi and presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of the original Audi Quattro and the Audi quattro four wheel drive system. Based on the Audi RS5, it features a modified 2.5L five-cylinder TFSI engine and the sixth generation of quattro transmission. The car is powered by a turbocharged (TFSI) five cylinder 2.5 L engine producing 408 PS (300 kW), enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. It has a six-speed manual gearbox and a new generation of the quattro permanent four wheel drive system.

The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3-Series, developed by BMW's in-house motorsport division, BMW M.
M3 models have been derived from the E30, E36, E46, E90/E92/E93, and F80 3-series, and sold with coupe, saloon and convertible body styles. Upgrades over the "standard" 3-Series automobiles include more powerful and responsive engines, improved handling/suspension/braking systems, aerodynamic body enhancements, and interior/exterior accents with the tri-colour "M" (Motorsport) emblem. The BMW M3 remains the only car ever to have earned more titles than the venerable Porsche 911 in Motorsport, and also is the most successful touring, and grand touring car ever to have participated in racing. Since the current M3 debuted, Daimler has launched its all-new Mercedes-AMG C63, and Cadillac is taking on BMW directly with the ATS-V. Both cars are incredible machines, and therefore BMW needed to refresh the M3 in addition to the changes made to the regular 3-series for 2016. The new M3 retains the structural changes, unique suspension components, lightweight seats, and the carbon-fiber pieces that set it apart from the regular 3-series.

The M3's S55 engine is loosely based on the N55 engine that is being dropped from the regular 3-series, but the S55 deserves to live on unchanged. Rated at 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, the twin-turbocharged straight-six is mated to either a six-speed manual or a Getrag-sourced seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the latter of which is not available on any other 3-series.

Above are just a few examples from the the ‘Wheels of Fortune’ collection. Feel free to visit my FineArt America, RedBubble, Mobile Prints and Untapped Source galleries, where you will find variety of fine art prints showcasing various transportation and automotive themes such as rare cars, luxury cars, vintage automobiles, car badges, automotive logos and more.