BIO
Ostretsov (b. 1967) manages to preserve the provocative ambiguity of his whole project and to remain in an invulnerable position of independent social criticism, invariably quick witted and precise. The large canvases and installations are executed in the aesthetics of comics, mixed, as it were, with the accidental intrusion of the street, which spoils the totalitarian message with its colorful blotches and dirt. Ostertsov splatters bright colored graffiti across the picture plane creating his own style suggestive of techno folk art. His images of the destruction of capitalists and greedy authoritarian systems of control suggest a redistribution of energy and power. The artist doesn't treat Fascism, Stalinism or Capitalism, as implicit 'enemies' but regards any system of government that seeks to progressively tailor society as such. The power of his images lies in his universal message and mission.

WORKS
Whale
2021
wood, acrylic, enamel, metal
93x128x115 cm
Cogito
2021
wood, coating, acrylic, pencil, enamel
76x76x22 cm
Wood spirit
2021
acrylic on canvas, mixed media
200x90 cm
Altar Lamp
2021
wood, acrylic, enamel, mixed media
96x78x31 cm
Forest government mask
2021
wood, fur, mixed media
124x40x25 cm
Beast
2021
wood, acrylic, enamel, metal
90x90x30 cm
Forest government mask
2021
wood, fur, mixed media
68x48x17 cm
The Golden Fleece
2021
wood, acrylic, enamel, metal
40x30x18 cm
Alien
2020
acrylic on canvas, mixed media
120x180 cm
Portrait of Lopukhina
2005
acrylic on canvas, 200x180 cm
Batman
2009
acrylic on canvas, 200x300 cm
Knowledge is Power
2013
acrylic on canvas, 200x200 cm
From the series "Philosophic Reliefs"
2013
wood, plexiglass, mixed media, 45x35 cm
From the series "Philosophic Reliefs"
2013
wood, plexiglass, mixed media, 45x35 cm
Quantum interpretation of hunting dogs
2017
acrylic on canvas, 75x100 cm
The Health Minister
2005
acrylic on canvas, 195x160 cm
The Education Minister
2005
acrylic on canvas, 195x160 cm
Sea Of Tranquility
2019
acrylic on canvas, 140х105 cm
Wing
2019
acrylic on canvas, 94x140 cm
Bomb Me Out, If You Can
2019
acrylic on canvas, 150x200 cm
Sport Against Drugs
2006
acrylic on canvas, 180x200 cm
Third Wheel
2013
acrylic on canvas, 150x200 cm


Fans
2006
acrylic on canvas, 180x200 cm
School Excursion
2017
acrylic on canvas, 100x150 cm
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CV
Selected solo exhibitions
2019 Party for the Time Travelers. Syntax Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Conquerors of the Sun. GUM-Red-Line, Moscow Russia
How To Learn The Upside Down World? NK Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium
2018 360 Degrees from the Inside. Artis Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2017 I've Been Abducted Hundreds of Times! Palazzo Nani Bernardo, Venice, Italy
2016 I've Been Abducted Hundreds of Times! Triangle Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2014 Autotrans NG. Zarya Art Centre, Vladivostok, Russia
2010 Dire Patients. Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France
2009 Apocalypse. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Art Moscow. Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Banality and Eternity. Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Gosha for Kids. Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Adventures of Robin Hood. Paradise Row, London, UK
2008 Dead Souls. Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Moloko-SOS. Ravenscourt Galleries, Moscow, Russia
2007 Under repair. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Salon Beaute. Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France
Rich Bitch. One Work Gallery, Moscow, Russia
MOrg (Moscow Organization). Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2005 Lawlessness. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004 The Ceremony of Granting the New Government's Order «Silver Badge of Honour» to the 2002 Vandals and Generals of the New Government. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2001 Contemporary Art in a Traditional Museum festival organized by the Ford Foundation. Antarctic Eden one-man project in the Arctic and Antarctic Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 Visitor one-man exhibition, Marble Palace (Branch of the State Russian Museum), St. Petersburg, Russia
Selected group exhibitions
2019 Contemporary Art Exhibition. GUM-Red-Line, Moscow Russia
2016 Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia. 1950-2000. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2015 Something else. Off Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
Enlightenment. 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Cybercube, Skolkovo, Moscow
The Pink Box. Vglaz Art Community, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Liberation Continued. Graz Museum, Graz, Austria
2014 Reconstruction 2. Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Contemporary drawing. State Russian Museum (Marble palace), Saint Petersburg, Russia
2013 Parts of the Whole. 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia
2012 Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2011 Russian Landscape. Marat & Julia Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010 Love for Electricity. TM Project Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2009 Another Mythology. National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Invasion:Evasion. Baibakov Projects, Moscow, Russia
2008 Moscow Photobiennale, MMoMA, Moscow, Russia
Laughterlife. Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia
Zoo Art Fair. Paradise Row, London, UK
Domestic Appliances. Flowers East, London, UK
Laughterlife. Paradise Row, London, UK
Fast Art 24. Winzavod CCA, Moscow, Russia
Russian Roulette. Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2007 Salon Beaute. Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France
Paris Under Repair. MMoMA, Moscow, Russia
Russian Soc-Art. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Artist's Diary. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2006 Cinemarathon. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Amateurs. Marres Art Center, Maastricht, Netherlands
Spear-Hand. National Centre of Photography, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2005 Russia-2. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Gender Passions. 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, MMoMA, Moscow, Russia
Front: Wechsel group project. Stift Vorau, Austria
Soobshchniki. 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004 Controlled Democracy. White Space Gallery, London, UK
Moscow-Warsaw. Modern Art Center, Ujazd Castle,Warsaw, Poland
2003 The New Countdown, Digital Russia together with SONY. Marat Guelman Gallery, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Against the Global Net. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
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