VLADEY presents Vladimir Dubossarsky's personal exhibition "Gazoi''!
The title of the project was given by a series of paintings "Our Gas", which includes paintings from different years. The newest works are created by the artist specially for the exhibition and will be presented to the public for the first time. A significant period of creativity of Vladimir Dubosarsky is connected with work in co-authorship with Alexander Vinogradov. The "Our Gas" series was launched in 2014, when the Dubosarsky-Vinogradov duo finished their work and both artists started working independently. In his solo work, Vladimir Dubossarsky focuses on the development of stories taken from life. The artist creates "portraits of things", simple and familiar, which have a historical perspective - they are fixed in the public memory and are associated with national identity. Gas is traditionally considered one of the symbols of our country's economy. It was carried out almost in every house, and in the works of Dubosarsky turns into a capacious metaphor: "Gas modestly comes to our homes, dissolving its blue petals in the recently communal kitchens. Behind the flames, there may be a door that Pinocchio will one day open with a Golden Key.
The image of the gas burner - central to the "Our Gas" series - is associated with nostalgia, irony, and kitchen disputes about politics and economics. This image is repeated from painting to painting in different variations: on one burner the gas burns quieter, on the other - flashed red flame, on the third - the stove is covered with rust and mud. The works of the series are distinguished by the expressiveness of the lines and rich color. Speaking of stylistics, the artist notes that this is "hybrid painting from photorealism to neoexpressionism.
About the artist
Vladimir Dubosarsky was born in 1964 in Moscow. In the 1980s he studied at the Moscow Art School in memory of 1905, then at the Surikov Moscow State Art Institute. In the early 1990s he worked and exhibited at the gallery in Trekhprudny Lane. In 1994 he started working in a duet with Alexander Vinogradov. Their paintings reflected entire eras - the post-Soviet 1990s and the glamorous 2000s. Combining Russian and Western media images, using quotations from socialist realist painting, Vinogradov and Dubossarsky created ironic, theatrical stories reminiscent of a conventional "Russian fantasy".
After the collapse of the duo in 2014, Vladimir Dubosarsky worked solo. The most famous project of recent years has been the series of paintings "Talks and Showses the FB" of 2014-2016, created on the basis of photographs from the tape
Facebook. Vladimir Dubosarsky's works are in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), the Georges Pompidou Center (Paris), the Museum of Modern Art (Avignon), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and others.