Boris Bich was born in 1946 in Latvia, studied art in Sobolev’s art studio and became associated with the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement. Although he has been involved in literature, music and philosophy since the ‘60s, Bich is a painter well known for his use of geometric abstraction. He has dedicated his life to the study of the unrealized potential of the Russian Avant-Garde of the early 20th century. His work consists in a constant conceptual experimentation that merges Constructivism and Suprematism. Since 1975 he has had numerous solo exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Hamburg, Germany and Austria. He currently lives and works in Moscow.
For Boris Bich the history of art is the genesis of a spiral that enables the use of existing discoveries of art to find new rhythms and images. From 1977 he worked on a series of paintings with geometric compositions entitled EDG. From 1979 he focused on geometric design for the series GEOKON, and starting in the early 80s he worked for over ten years on geometric expressionism, geometry as a medium and geometric hermeneutics. Bich aims at creating beauty - and what he calls “a psychophysical activity of color” - through a harmonic use of forms.
Bich has exhibited his work in some of the most prestigious international spaces for modern art. Russian galleries and museums that have included his work in solo and collective exhibitions include the National Centre for Contemporary Arts; the Art Story Gallery; Zverev Center; the State Tretyakov Gallery; Moscow Fine Art Gallery and the State Russian Museum. His work has also been exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Bern (Switzerland); Halle Museum (Germany) and the Museum of Modern Art – MoMA (USA) and is now part of public and private collections in Russia, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Austria, France and Italy, among others.
(Solo Exhibition), Gallery Mars, “Dialogue with Malevich”, Moscow, Russia.
Landscape Museum, “Plyos attraction”, Ples, Russia.
Japanese house, “Russian Art”, Moscow, Russia.
Central House of Artists, “Exhibition of six artists from Moscow”, Moscow, Russia.
Halle Museum, “Exhibition of Nonconformist Russian Artists”, Stuttagret, Germany.
Gallery Zandman, “Culture and Politics in Russia”, Hamburg, Germany.
• Moscow State Tretyakov Gallery, “Other Art”, Moscow, Russia.