31 Years Boris Savelev

Boris Savelev, 2009
Michael Hoppen Gallery, Madrid 2009

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Boris Savelev at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, from May 28 to June 28, 2014
A selection of bold and unusual multi-layered pigment prints by Ukrainian born rocket scientist turned photographer Boris Savelev, who has been documenting Russia for over thirty years. The images unite strong formal qualities - at times an almost Constructivist aesthetic - with the eerie atmospheres of the places he photographs. Much of Boris' work was banned from public exhibition in Russia during the 70s and 80s, and his first body of work of 1981 he titled "The Secret City". Here we show a mix of pieces from across his career of that ever mysterious place.

In 2009 The Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, showcased 16 black and white prints and 29 colour images of Boris Savelev’s vast body of work which dates back from 1976 to 2009. All works listed below are in an edition of three, plus one Artist Proof and one Printer Proof.The colour works are printed at Factum Arte and are multi-layered pigment prints on gesso coated aluminium. The black and white images are kallitype on silver prints done y the artist himself.

Lenin, Czernowitz 1979
kallitype on silver print 36.5 x 36.5 cm

Bridge, Sarattoff 1985
kallitype on silver print 45.5 x 34 cm

Metro Girl, Moscow 1985
kallitype on silver print 34 x 45.5 cm
Only AP available

Lena, Moscow 1988
pigment prints on gesso 120 x 80 cm
Only AP available

Suburb Train, Moscow 1988
pigment prints on gesso 120 x 80 cm
Only AP available

Tree, Madrid 2008
pigment prints on gesso 120 x 80 cm
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