'Space of Light' by Dimitri Bogachuk
This project focuses on the space of light. Its main subject is the modernism of Soviet Union architecture. This kind of brutal and utopian architecture, combined with light and color, looks powerful. An important impulse for the project was the depiction of a visual narrative, transformed through the use of light. Some of the found objects are reminiscent of artists’ installations, but they are actually utilitarian. Late at night, the eye sees reflected light; sometimes it is so intense that it creates a feeling of dramatic light. Some of the pictures formally depict the architecture from the front, thereby illustrating the idea of not being able to penetrate the space of light, but only to feel it. It is very important to create a dialog with different artists.
This project is influenced by artists including Mark Rothko, James Turrell, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Todd Hido, Edward Hopper and William Eggleston.