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 © The Valentine Ryabov Gallery. Contemporary and modern art. Painting, sculpture, graphics, photo.

Dubossarsky Vladimir & Vinogradov Alexander

Since 1994 they performs as an art duet. Both live and work in Moscow, Russia. In the early part of their career together they adopted the style of socialist realism, an officially sanctioned art practice under the soviet regime. Their early works resembled posters for non-existent thrillers and sleazy porn flicks. They worked with their idea of social order, laborers, collective farmers, etc. and put a modern twist on an outdated practice. Their result was a collection of ideas and themes that would make socialistic fantasies visible to the viewer.


In 2001, Dubosarsky and Vinogradov made a transition from the socialist fantasy to the ideals of mass media. Total Painting (2001) created a large scale image of mass culture from around the world borrowing ideas from advertising and mainstream media. Our Best World (2003) created a common ground for stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Spider-Man, Barbie, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marilyn Monroe, and even Picasso. The Underwater World (2002) was made for the Russian pavilion for the 50th Venice Biennale. The piece references ideas gathered from pop images such as mail order catalogs, and heroes in contemporary advertising.

Solo exhibitions:


2016
    Sweeter than sugar, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy [1]
    FB shows and tells, Moscow Manege, Russia

2008
    The New People Are Already Here. Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    Meander. Resort Pirogovo, Moscow Region, Russia
    Untitled. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

2007
    In the Artist's Studio. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France
    The Russian Painting Seasons. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2006
    Anthills. XL Gallery. Moscow, Russia
    The Lightness of Being. Resort Pirogovo, Moscow Region, Russia
    Underwater Barber. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2005
    Untitled. Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
    New Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    9 Nudes Series. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France
    Graphic Works of Different Years. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2004
    Aquafitness. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

2003
    Our Best World. Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    Astrakhan Blues. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Raining. Gallery Krinzinger, Viennа, Austria
    Underwater Forever. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France

2002
    Total Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Painting for Finland. MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
    Untitled. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

2001
    How Are You, Ladies and Gentlemen? Gallery Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy
    Picture for London. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK
    Sweet Girls. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2000
    Inspiration. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Flying Crans. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1999
    Christ in Moscow. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Just Pictures. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1998
    P.S. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1997
    Erntedankfest. Atelier-Ester Freund, Vienna, Austria
    Austrian and Russian Literature. Brasilica, Viennа, Austria
    Etudes. L-Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996
    Russian Literature. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Triumph. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Bluhende Landschaften. Gallery Kai Higelman, Berlin, Germany
    Project for Russian Playboy. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1995
    A Picture for the Reichstag. Gallery Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
    Paintings Made to Order. L- Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1994
    Picasso in Moscow. Studio 20 Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Selected Collections:

    Art4.ru Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
    Bonn Historical Museum, Bonn, Germany
    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Cultural Foundation “EKATERINA”, Moscow, Russia
    Cultural Foundation “New”, Moscow, Russia
    Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, USA
    Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA


    Ivanovo Museum, Ivanovo, Russia
    MACI Museo Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Italy
    Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
    Museum Of Contemporary Art, Avignon, France
    Museum of Contemporary Art of Valencia, Spain
    New Rules Foundation, Moscow, Russia
    Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, Netherlands
    Secession, Vienna, Austria
    Yaroslavl Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia