Boris Savelev

  • Boris Savelev

    28 May - 27 Jun 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, including his first body of work of 1981 which he titled 'The Secret City'. Here we show a mix of pieces from across his...
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  • Boris Savelev, Colour Constructions

    2 Dec 2011 - 21 Jan 2012
    Russia, colour, composition, urban
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  • Group Show, Russia!

    30 Jun - 21 Aug 2010
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is pleased to present a unique selection of rarely viewed Russian photographs: Boris Savelev was born in the Ukraine in 1948 and moved to Moscow in 1966. He is a graduate of the Institute of Aeronautics and joined the Moscow photography club Novator in 1970. He became a full time photographer since 1982and has had numerous exhibitions worldwide. He is one of the best-knownphotographers working in Russia today. Savelev’s work is about light and form-not people, but his images retain a peculiarly Russian sensibility. Nikolay Bakharev was...
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  • Boris Savalev , 31 Years

    21 Apr - 26 Jun 2009
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce ’31 Years’; an exhibition of work by Boris Savelev, one of Russia’s most important and renowned photographers. It will be the first time his work will be shown in the UK. ‘31 Years’ is a series of photographs created by Savelev from 1976 to 2006. It documents not only his changing sensibilities and aesthetic concerns; light and form, flashes of colour, moments created by the interaction of individuals within their urban landscape, but also his experimentation with both kallitype over silver gelatin...
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