Digital & Traditional
A printmaker and painter, I am a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Working in a variety of print methods, my favorite technique is etching. Other media include colored pencils, gouache, pastel, and acrylic. My artwork is held in private collections in Russia, Europe, and the United States. I received the Computer Graphics award at the 2014 Second International Triennale of Graphics in St. Petersburg. As a scientist (PhD and Doctor of Sciences in Mathematics) I like to experiment with computer graphics and digital technology. The combination of art and science leads to success when creating art or solving a mathematical problem. Working on mathematical problems I imagine the future picture. And very often I find the solution to a mathematical problem when drawing a picture. I am interested in the way the shape fills the space and how the surfaces interact with each other, forming cross-contours in the plane of the picture. Inventing textures for the emerging conglomeration of geometric patterns I create my abstract landscapes.
Up to now I've participated in many Group Exhibitions and I have had two Solo ones:
April 28 - June 20, 2018
It is without doubt that the art of Nikolay Bogoliubov does not fit easily with any of the modern trends. It stands apart and seems to belong to the artistic endeavors of the early twentieth century. It was then that the artists tried to affect the viewers not by straightforward plots but by associative visual images shaped into an elegant color or tonal-linearform. The classic etched touch on a metal board in his performance plays with the richness of textures and shades of tone. The traditional technique of etching in his works acquires a new life.
Honored artist of Russia, the head of the Graphic Arts section of Saint-Petertsburg artists union
Exhibition curator Ekaterina Khaletskaya
Simons Center Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
April 5 – May 30, 2018
The Simons Center Gallery’s goals include hosting the highest quality and most intellectually inquisitive art by internationally acclaimed artists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The exhibitions and events at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University feature artistic and scientific concepts accessible through a broad range of media for meaningful experiences that ignite imagination and inspire ideas.
"The artist and scientist, seemingly polar opposites, cross paths in an open-minded inquiry when creating art or solving a problem. It is in this search where invention is key and a willingness to experiment are essential ingredients for original ideas. This process is assuredly evident in the work by Nikolay Bogoliubov. Bogoliubov’s futuristic landscapes are fantastic. They are fanciful and whimsically outlandish. His geometric vistas reveal curving algebraic topologies and forms on curious trajectories inhabitable only by the imagination."
Art Director and Curator, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.
From Classical Etching to Digital Graphics