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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

'Inside' Infante's Photos

After four years without a Moscow show, the world-renowned Russian artist Francisco Infante has opened an exhibit of his latest work in the Kino Gallery on Krasnaya Presnya.

Infante, 53, a Russian artist of Spanish origin with an artistic career spanning three decades, is famous for a specialized photographic technique combining real pictures, mostly landscapes, with "artifacts" ranging from rocks to geometric shapes.

"His concept and artistic manner are absolutely unique, especially his perception of light and shade," said Yelena Yurenyova, an art expert and gallery owner.

The exhibit, called "Inside," features Infante's latest series of photographs which include black-and-white pictures of the artist and his wife, Nonna Goryunova, at work, along with beautiful color prints of the installations.

Most of the 29 prints, on display until Sept. 17, were created while the couple lived over the past several years in Spain and France, where, Goryunova said, they were inspired by the magnificent countrysides. According to Goryunova, the process of creating Infante's color photographs includes choosing of interesting natural scenes, taking pictures of them and then altering the photos through the inclusion of artificial objects.

During last Tuesday's opening, visitors' reactions were mostly positive.

"I don't think this technique is that unusual," remarked Pavel Vasilyev, 28, an amateur photographer. "But I can see he is a good photo?artist, some of the prints here are really amazing."

The "Inside" exhibit can be seen daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kino Gallery in the Cinema Center on Krasnya Presnya, located at 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Admission is free. Tel. 255-9064. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.