Dubosarskiy and Vinogradov demonstrate the age-old confrontation of Russia and USA in a twisted and playful manner using a Russian bear and an American doll. On one hand, such a scene represents activities enjoyed by adults while showing aspects of life that are usually hidden from children. On the other hand, children’s toys can touch upon the territory of ideological conflict and geopolitical problems, matters that one usually takes very seriously. In the end, everything turns out to be just a game.
WINTER FROM THE SERIES ‘SEASONS OF THE YEAR’
2014. Oil on canvas. 195 х 195 cm
Dubosarsky & Vinogradov
Vladimir Dubosarskiy was born in Moscow in 1964. A member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1994.
Aleksandr Vinogradov was born in Moscow in 1963. He studied at the Moscow Art School in Memory of 1905 from 1980 to 1984. From 1989 to 1995, he studied at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow.
Since 1994, the two artists have been working together as an art-duet. Armed with the main requirements of socialistic realism, Dubosarskiy and Vinogradov revived the genre of monumental thematic painting.
The artists ironically play with clichés of mass culture and advertising images, creating a new hero: a positive and victorious one.