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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

Vladimir Dubossarsky (Russian: Владимир Дубосарский) (1964) is a Russian painter working in pop art genre.

Since 1994 he performs in an art duet with Alexander Vinogradov. 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 and put a modern twist on an outdated practice.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.

since 1994 have been working together


1964 Born in Moscow
1984 Graduated from Moscow Art College
1988-1991 Studied in Moscow State Art Institute (named after Surikov)

since 1994 has been working with Alexander Vinogradov
Lives and works in Moscow


1963 Born in Moscow
1984 Graduated from Moscow Art College
1995 Graduated from Moscow State Art Institute (named after Surikov)
since 1994 has been working with Vladimir Dubossarsky
Lives and works in Moscow

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS 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
Huston Museum of Contemporary Art, Huston, USA
Ivanovo Museum, Ivanovo, Russia
MACI Museo Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Italy
Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Avinion, 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

Zofia Bogusz

"Oil paint and graphite on hand-cut wood are my primary mediums, and I also occasionally work with colored pencils.

My paintings explore various constructs of identity through the depiction of individual histories, memories, and experiences. As a woman, I strive to render the remarkable balance of effortless beauty and vibrant strength that exists within the female form. I place individuals, generally women, against bold and dramatic landscapes, in which natural elements such as water and sunlight color the dynamic between the individual and the external world. Pop culture imagery also plays a crucial role in my work, creating a grounded sense of the everyday amidst often unusual milieus.

Medium and process play an integral role in the construction of meaning within my work. I use hand-cut wood as my canvas as the grain allows me to incorporate natural abstractions and a sense of free-flowing movement into my otherwise realistic work to create an interesting duality. It also frees me from the boundaries of 90 degree angles that traditional canvases impose, allowing me to shape each canvas to reflect the themes present in the work. Every painting begins as a pencil drawing, and the use of graphite on wood allows me to refine my subjects without sacrificing their raw and edgy aspects. I am attracted to oil paint due to its viscosity, its maneuverability, and the unsurpassed richness of color it provides. Through the use of oil paints, I am able to create a lush and abundant palette that enhances the atmospheric elements of my work.

In all my work, a sense of fearless curiosity prevails, seeking to unlock new perspectives and ways of seeing the world.
- Oil painter and chronic pencil user, Zofia Bogusz is a Polish born - NYC raised artist. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and exhibits her work in galleries and alternate venues.
- Traveling, surfing, eating good food, learning Portuguese, eating more good food, and of course creating art."

Zofia Bogusz

Licio Passon

"It is said that in the early ages, travelers from all over the world would visit Venice. When they left, a popular memento would be the purchase of a very realistic painting. The idea was to bring the city home with them. Paintings were created as exact replicas of the various canals of Venice.

Licio Passon, born in Udine, Italy, in 1965 paints in this realistic manner. To comprehend his artistic work, you can't neglect his belonging to his homeland of the Friuli region and the rustic life, the hardship of the fields that he experienced as a child. Watching him work today in his studio in Campoformido,

Italy, you can still feel this complete dedication, his attention, ability and taste for color.

When studying Passon's paintings up close you may notice that each brick has three to four colors. You may also notice how each brick forms new color when depicted on the blue-green water of the canal. The buildings reflect the centuries of life and decay, while the water seems to move in constant ripples across the canal. Flowers spring down from balconies, while algae grow up from the water.

Passon is one of the rare artists who require days, weeks and months to finish a single painting. His patience for perfection allows him to stand apart from other artists who produce larger quantities. His tiny brush allows him to create subtle changes in color, but increases the time spent on individual paintings. Passon generally paints 20-25 paintings a year, including the small amounts of portraits and still life he finds enjoyment in.

A self-taught artist, Licio Passon uses the techniques of antique masters to create modern day paintings of Venice. Many of the most refined collectors still request this accurate look to remind them of a vacation they took to a foreign place. It is said the paintings can form a sense of refuge from everyday life. Their beauty and space for thought allows one to imagine themselves in the painting's peace."

Ineke Disveld

"I was born in 1954 in South Africa and raised in The Netherlands.I prefer learning on my own so I'm an autodidact.

Surrealistic- mathematicus paintings.

I thought to combine the inside and outside on paper and on the way there arose the hidden message.Most suitable would be stereography, because of the three dimensional inside effect. So instead of psychology it became stereography. The typically repeating dots or stripes that were put together as layers to get this effect seemed impossible in the beginning. But with a lot of patience I began to understand the distances and twists and within a couple of weeks I had a three-dimensional drawing on paper. Now it had to be turned into visible shapes. I chose black and white to get the whole of the inside and outside as two opposites, but still in balance with each other. Also the extra colour is important, because the subject what the painting is about, becomes more strengthened inthis way. I will keep doing experiments wih lines and I will think up new methods that will make my paintngs even more complicated. The Latin is part of the riddle that every single painting of mine has."

Patricia Sanchez Flores Saiffe

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