Svetlana Bogatcheva Finland, b. 1986

Biography

Svetlana Bogatcheva (1986) is a contemporary artist based in Vaasa, Finland. Her works have been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London (2015), exhibited in the U.K. and Finland, and reside in collections in Scandinavia, UK, Brazil, Kuwait, Canada and the USA. She employs natural, post-industrial and post-consumer materials like textile, rubber, plastic, stone, bitumen, earth and ash. Her conceptually based practise merges the worlds of sculpture and painting, working in a dynamic manner that is defined by her impeccable skills in forming materials into works that invite deep contemplation and presence.

 

The Rebirth series is one of Svetlana’s most iconic works, boldly engaging the spectator’s attention in interpreting the rich formations in texture and colour. The form is dictated by the process and expresses the journey taken by the post-consumer materials. Fused with the artist’s desire to create works that capture light from multi-faceted perspectives, the intricate sculptural forms exude the energy, possibility, and positivity of the start of new life. The Rebirth sculptures are beacons of creativity and innovation that continually inspire and generate new forms in an ongoing, dynamic interplay as the spectator moves around them.

 

Equally engaging, Svetlana’s mesmerizing canvas works create conceptual landscapes where colour, form and tactility co-exist in inspired harmony. The poetic structures and shapes are enigmatically welcoming, inviting the audience to interpret the works in their own time and pace. This democratic quality defines Svetlana’s practise as a whole: a practise that places her audience in the driver’s seat, allowing each viewer to determine the narrative and how the work is to be viewed and, ultimately, perceived. Her works invite themselves into our lives in a gentle yet impactful way, creating both space and meaning as they convey a sense of breathing that is almost audible, via her deft and delicate use of materials. The overall composition of each canvas orchestrates a delightful interplay between form and structure in equal parts, where colour becomes a protagonist in the eye of the beholder. So, dive in, explore, and allow her works to ignite a sense of serenity and flow.

Works
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Blue , 2021
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Blue , 2021
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Inevitability of a Bright Future, 2021
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Inevitability of a Bright Future, 2021
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Silver Mountain, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Silver Mountain, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Verdigris), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Verdigris), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Toteme I (Cadmium Red), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Toteme I (Cadmium Red), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Vivid Green), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Vivid Green), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Cool Off White) , 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Cool Off White) , 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Clean Grey), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Clean Grey), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Desert Rock, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Desert Rock, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Warm Crisp White), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Warm Crisp White), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (True Glossy Black), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (True Glossy Black), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Red Earth), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Red Earth), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Mauve), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Mauve), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Matte Sand), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Matte Sand), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Matte Clear Purple), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Matte Clear Purple), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Crisp Glossy Black), 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Crisp Glossy Black), 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Even Stone Will Turn to Dust, 2018
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Even Stone Will Turn to Dust, 2018
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Fading, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Fading, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Fading, 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Fading, 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Fading, 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Fading, 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Fading, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Fading, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Impermanence (Series), 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Impermanence (Series), 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Protrusions, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Protrusions, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Black Patina), 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Black Patina), 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Black Patina), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Black Patina), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Warm Cool White), 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Warm Cool White), 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Silver Mountain, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Silver Mountain, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, The Channel, 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    The Channel, 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, The Flow, 2018
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    The Flow, 2018
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Three Months in Summer, 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Three Months in Summer, 2019
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Traces of Time, 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Traces of Time, 2020
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Unified, 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Unified, 2019
Press