Dubossarsky & Vinogradov

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov live and work in Moscow and have collaborated since 1994. The paintings completed by both artists represent the Perestroika era and Russian society through the depiction of realistic figures. The life moments they show vary in subjects from portraits, vacation scenes, underwater objects to landscapes and pop-style compositions. The painting technique most often used is oil on canvas and shows a mastering of the medium; both completed studies at the Surikov Art School in Moscow. The style of their paintings has been identified as in line with the Sots-Art movement that started with Komar and Melamid and Alexander Kossolapov in Russia during the 1970s. Sots-Art uses Social Realism style to convey ironic messages concerning Soviet ideology see for example the painting by Vinogradov and Dubossarsky titled Eltsine and Lebed (1991).They participated in 2003 in the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Their work has encountered good recognition among collectors and in the art market and famous institutions in Europe and United States have acquired their work such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.