Often times, art can be used as an opportunity to escape from the hectic world around us. It can give us a moment of solitude and serenity just by studying a canvas. Victor Bregeda specializes in channeling this calming emotion by his visions of majestic landscapes. These paintings allow the viewer to rest and reflect on all of the beauty that surrounds us. We want to introduce you to a few of these artworks in hopes that you can experience that moment of tranquility that you so deserve.
The first of these paintings is Gone Fishing. What better stress reliever than relaxing upon calm waters and allowing yourself to become one with nature?
Our character begins to drift into a sweet dream that is seen as his surroundings take surreal shapes. He takes solace in a lone standing tree, making himself at home in a cozy bird’s nest.This is the perfect depiction of a quiet, blissful day that everyone needs to experience once in a while.
Our next painting is titled Still Life Flight. There are multiple levels to this work by combining still life, seascape and landscape characteristics.
This artwork is an abstract landscape of a vast, blue plain stretching to the mountains. A man pulling a flying ship across the fluorescent sky guides the scene.
Bregeda implies that ordinary and seemingly unrelated elements of life can coexist in multiple realities with different meanings in this unconventional painting.
Game Over is another multidimensional work. This painting incorporates the age-old game of Chess as a metaphor for the passing of time.
Notice the board beneath the lush landscape. Some of the pieces lie amongst the land, now out of use and overgrown. It appears the man is leading the horse off of the board. The wine bottle stands in the distance, now empty.
Take time to recognize the aged faces lost amongst the brightly colored sky.
The game is now over. It is time to move on…
This next one is a very powerful painting. Earth Angel depicts an angel built into the earth with houses resting upon her shoulders and back.Her hair and wings are protectively encompassing the dwellings. Above her is the Sky Angel with several smaller angels hovering like birds.
In the foreground, you can see Victor painting at his easel. It is where Victor portrays the conception that the Kingdom of God is all around us. Our guardian angels are no further than the earth beneath our feet.
Our final artwork has an important message in both the title and the painting. It is Respect=Balance.
This painting was inspired by Victor’s visit to Sedona, Arizona, in the spring of 2006.
At the center of the painting, Victor shows an Indian spirit formed from the smoke of the peace pipe. To the right, we see another spirit in the form of the land.
The calmness of the artwork is designed to relay the message of maintaining peace in all aspects of life.
It is our hope that in viewing these paintings, you will be subject to the calming mindset that is necessary to soothe the soul.
Rest easy, friends!