Leonid Afremov is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils.
Using his unique knife painting technique and unmistakable style Afremov creates paintings that seems to explode in a millions of bright colors.
Afremov is one of the very few self-representing artist who promotes and sells his work exclusively over the internet with very few exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.
Before the advancement of online sales and eBay, Afremov was a struggling artist. During the early 1990s, Leonid Afremov was mainly working with watercolors and acrylic.
He was painting what people were buying, with very little artistic freedom. In 1994, out of extreme desperation, his 16-year-old son Dmitry tried to sell Leonid’s paintings door to door around the neighborhood.
This practice proved itself very effective, and Afremov suddenly started selling many pieces he painted and was also getting better money than from selling directly to galleries. Dmitry proved himself to be a good door-to-door salesman. Within a year,
Leonid acquired enough funds to open his own gallery and frame shop in Ashdod.