Spectra , Dina Bogusonova | Alexander Lufer

Spectra

About this Exhibition

Erarta Galleries London is pleased to present Spectra, the fourth exhibition during the year of Russian-British cultural exchange 2014. The exhibition fuses the work of two artists both exploring the changeable, yet predictable nature of light and its interaction with the world to which it gives life.

A spectrum describes a specific set of values that can vary infinitely within a measurement. Usually applicable to optics, a spectrum has come to be used by analogy to refer to politics and opinion where its meaning no longer denotes precisely quantifiable numbers or definitions. However, within a spectrum there are naturally extremes. Spectra aims to showcase the spectrum of artistic interpretation, showing abstraction through to photorealism.

Dina Bogusonova’s work shows clear reverence to light’s unique refractive qualities and its unvarying relationship with time and material. Her Red Series of three dazzling sunsets immediately call to mind the kaleidoscopic colour pallet of a summer evening, filtering hues of rich pinks and hazy orange tones. This beauty is universal and eternal.

Alexander Lufer’s painting technique shows a devotion to the precise, almost mathematical quality of light. Most notably appreciated in his painting Dreamer, Lufer creates an image of such precision that tricks the eye.  Manipulating the paint, he is able to show reflection, glare and shadow effortlessly giving exacting perspective to the artwork. His works pay homage to the beauty of reflection and symmetry, valued by the ancient Egyptians as a mark of absolute perfection.

Both artists in Spectra use light as inspiration to create beautifully natural artwork. Focussing on reflection and refraction, these two artists create pieces that show great attention to detail and veneration of colour, image and perspective.

works of art in the exhibition

B & A #377 (diptych)

B & A #377 (diptych)

Dreamer

Dreamer

Ruby

Ruby

Night Guests

Night Guests

Spring Waterfall

Spring Waterfall

Red Series Sky I

Red Series Sky I

Red Series Sky II

Red Series Sky II

Red Series Sky III

Red Series Sky III