Svetlana Bogatcheva Finland, b. 1986

Biography
Svetlana Bogatcheva (b. 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist from Vaasa, Finland. Bogatcheva creates collage, word art, installation and sculpture, emphasizing experimentation as a critical part of the making. Sometimes her ideas come out of visions and dreams that are patiently awaiting their moment. Other times, she begins her process by looking for materials in industrial and urban skips, flea markets and hardware stores. Thereafter she develops new ways of working with the unconventional materials, often combining various media and techniques.
 
Bogatcheva creates works characterized by a strong sense of materiality - a play on dimensions that harness time, gravity, heat, and light. Her works are powerfully rooted in our time and simultaneously explorative of the eternal questions about purpose, identity and transformation.

 

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.

 

Bogatcheva has studied New Media and Innovation at Hyper Island, Sweden (2007) and worked in digital media and innovation in the UK, Sweden and Italy. Bogatcheva has exhibited in Finland and internationally as a part of her art career, most notably at The Royal Academy of Arts in London and CICA Museum in South Korea. Bogatcheva is currently preparing for a dual exhibition at Vasa Kunsthalle, titled “You’ve changed”.

Works
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Superfuture, 2021
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Superfuture, 2021
  • Svetlana Bogatcheva, Rebirth (Black Patina), 2019
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Black Patina), 2019
  • 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 (Light Pink) , 2020
    Svetlana Bogatcheva
    Rebirth (Light Pink) , 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
Exhibitions
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