February 2019
April 2019

Exhibition "Mayer VS Bryukhanov"

Сreativity as the light passed through the prism

VS unio Art Gallery supported by the Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art since February 19, presents the unique collaboration of figurative photography by George Mayer and abstract painting by Sergey Bryukhanov in the project “Mayer VS Bryukhanov” located on “Arma”. For the first time, guests will have the opportunity to see paintings and photographs not in competition, but in interaction. In the gallery space, the classic controversy will be a thing of the past and the actual dialogue of our time will be born.

For the first time at the VS unio gallery, an original exhibition will be created, helping the viewer to discover not only new qualities of painting and photography but also to understand the artistic consonance of the approaches of two recognized modern masters. Sergey Bryukhanov in his polyptych “Spectrum” continues to use the language of “color form” established in theory and practice of avant-garde artists. At the same time, the aesthetics of the light-and-white drawing of modernist photography inspired George Mayer to create exquisite photographs of the “Libido & Mortido” series.

In the works of both artists represented at the exhibition, the main role is played by the composition. Sergey Bryukhanov builds it with color. Thanks to the rich color spectrum, the painter creates familiar natural shapes and constructions. According to the theory of Bryukhanov, color is the light that has passed through the prism of sensory perception. The rich palette of his abstract works is capable not only of revealing the objects of the world around him on canvas, but also making him feel the emotion laid by the artist.

A similar principle of creation of form can be traced in the work of photoartist George Mayer, whose approach is based on the play of light and shadow, its spectrum is achromatic, the entire range of black and white “palette” that builds strict lines. As for the classic Czech photograph of František Drtikol, whose experiments influenced on all the subsequent development of fashion and nude photography, for George Mayer the source of inspiration is female nature, transformed by the magical play of light and shadow.

The unusual format of combining photography and painting represents the harmonious interplay of Color, Light and Shadow.


About masters

Sergey Bryukhanov 

Russian abstract painter. Born on August 28, 1959 in the city of Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk Region. Since 2006 he lives in Moscow. He works mainly with oil painting and collage technique, tends to transmit light through color and a combination of textures. Belongs to the number of artists whose work has determined the artistic and aesthetic search of the second half of the twentieth century in Russia, his works are kept in the leading museums of Russia and private collections in the USA and European countries.

George Mayer

Photographer, designer, artist, member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers. Born in the city of Nizhny Tagil in 1985. In 2004, he graduated with honors from the Ural College of Applied Art in the city of Nizhny Tagil with a degree in Environmental Designer. Participant and laureate of many international photo contests who have developed their own style of studio photography and won a name in the field of artistic and fashion photography.

Dates: February 19 - April 27, 2019
Gallery address: Business quarter “ARMA”, Nizhny Susalny lane, 5, bld. 5A, - 1st floor.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 20:00.
Free entrance

The exquisite addition to the atmosphere of the opening evening of the exhibition will be drinks from SimpleWine, as well as Italian water San Benedetto from SimpleWaters.


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