Against the Tide
As a realist artist, Sleiman Dleikan is swimming against the tide of modern and contemporary art. Abstract, surreal, impressionist art may be more in vogue, but Dleikan has always remained true to his style – he captures the beauty of nature with every brush stroke.
His work harks back to an older way of painting. To standards from the past. To a time when drawing mattered. When shock value wasn’t so highly regarded. A time when art and craftsmanship were one and the same. To realism. To beauty in nature. His artwork can be compared to that of the old masters. He welcomes the comparison.
Unlike many artists who have adapted their styles for commercial gain or glory, Sleiman Dleikan has remained staunchly true to his beginnings, never swayed by fashion.
And although his resulting works may look effortless, from the eyelash on a horse to the wing of a butterfly, they are the result of hundreds of hours of intense effort and exacting talent.
The depth, detail, spirit, passion and historical interpretation created on every canvas invites the viewer to “live the scene” – to breathe the air, feel the breeze, experience the emotions – and to step back in time.
His masterful choice of colors brings Sleiman Dleikan’s subjects to life – they are more than just photo-realistic interpretations. His extraordinary eye for detail is mesmerizing, connecting the viewer to a variety of emotions with unique symbolism on every canvas.
With each and every exemplary brushstroke, the expression of every line and curve, the vibrant and profound mix of colors – these elements combine to touch the deepest chasms of our hearts and souls.
Sleiman Dleikan’s paintings serve as a priceless historical reminder of bygone times – from his traditional classical realist techniques to his subject matter, capturing the true essence of eras past.