A major exhibition of new work by exciting contemporary Russian artist Alexei Lantsev entitled Fluid Dynamics. In a series of paintings, Lantsev explores the interplay of light and the effects created by layers of colour and shapes. Influenced by Isaac Newton’s “Opticks”, these paintings are a testimony to the artist’s experiments with refraction of light and the fluid nature of paint.
Alexei works in different art styles and with different media moving easily from warm and gentle pastels to portraits and landscapes in a mixed technique. In his art Alexei Lantsev continues the Russian avantgarde tradition of Vasilii Kandinskii and Kazimir Malevich with the freedom and dynamic of abstract expressiveness.
Since graduating from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (the Russian Academy of Art) in 1996, Alexei has participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His work appears in private and public collections in France, Hong Kong, Great Britain, USA, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and Russia, including those of Deutsche Bank, Standard & Poor, Raiffeisen Bank, National Bank of Iceland, Clifford Chance, Novosibirsk Art Museum and Abramtsevo Museum.
The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Russian Arts Help – a UK Charity which aims to encourage cultural exchange and understanding through engagement with the arts – and is supported by Cambridge Systems Associates.