Degree of Color Photo Exhibition in Minsk

On November 12, the Center for Contemporary Art opened a new photography exhibition titled Degree of Color by Gennady Rodikov.

Gennady’s last exhibition in Minsk took place almost ten years ago at the NOVA gallery. It was a retrospective of the photographer’s works of almost 30 years, including the early black and white works and photography installations.

This exhibition, however, isn’t only a retrospective of the past ten years of Gennady Rodikov’s work, but a viewer’s guide to his experiments with color. The artist says that he always found the interaction of light and color fascinating and he experimented a lot with it.

Searching for the color, the color’s adventure is the main theme in the works of Gennady. His inspiration comes from paintings and abstract studies, and the understanding of the laws of painting, such as the relationship between colors, enriched his understanding of photography. In his works the light is a conductor, medium, and element. The artist uses it as a means of dealing with photographic reality.

Gennady Rodikov was born in 1935 in the Tomsk region of Siberia. Since 1968 he has been living and working in Minsk. He’s a member of the Russia photography society. Gennady participated in the Modern USSR Photography exhibition, which took place in Baltimore in 1991. In 2005 and 2006 he organized two personal exhibitions in Minsk and Moscow. Gennady is a permanent participant in the Autumn Festival in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The Degree of Color exhibition closes on November 28, 2015.

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