Boris Savelev: Colour Constructions

2 Dec 2011 - 21 Jan 2012

Born in Chernovitz in 1947 Boris Savelev moved to Moscowin 1966, a rocket engineer through his working life, Savelev found photographylater on and has committed himself to this exciting chapter in photography’s short history wholeheartedly. 


Regarded by many now as one of Russia’s most important living photographers, Savelev is an artist at the peak of his career. Working with Factum in Madrid, Savelev has again used this extraordinary and proprietary printing process that allows him to fully realise his photographic vision. This new show is composed solely of colour works. Adam Lowe and Rafa Rachewsky at Factum Arte in Madrid, using their own custom-made flatbed multi-layer pigment printer make the images onto gesso coated aluminum panels, allowing for an extraordinary degree of control within what is a mechanical medium.  Each image is finished by hand and then waxed which leaves the surface with a rich and penetrating range of tones and hues. There is absolutely nothing else like this printing process in the world and its permanence is proven.