Ivan Bubentcov

Adonis Art is pleased to report that the work of this talented artist is available to buy again after the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine.  Please note that delivery times from Moscow are longer than previously and may take several weeks for delivery.  Adonis Art guarantees any sale.  If a delivery is not made or becomes impossible, a full refund will be given on any purchase.

An artist of great talent, Ivan Bubentcov's drawings display an unexpected panache and humour in their depiction of gay life in Russia.  In his own unique style, each drawing cleverly plays with the graphic presentation and perspectives, capturing each situation with deft control.  Bubentcov says: "My heroes are ordinary Russian guys who can be found anywhere - in a bar, at a construction site, in a forest and, of course, in a Russian bathhouse. They are a little naive, simple, but very attractive."  His mainly mixed media drawings on paper (felt tip pen, ink, pencil, pastel etc) seem to emerge effortlessly from his fertile imagination.  Bubentcov received an academic training where he was influenced by Russian artists such as A. Ivanov, K. Somov and I. Bilibin - but, he says, Tom of Finland inspired him the most.

Ivan Bubentkov was born in 1972 in a small town near Moscow.   He loved drawing from his childhood and graduated from a children's  art school, then from the Abramtsevsky Art-Industrial College (1992), then from the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy (1999).  Today he works as an interior designer and artist and says that gay art has an important place in his work.

Thumbnail image: 'In the Courtyard' by Ivan Bubentkov
'In the Courtyard' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Standing to Attention' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Standing to Attention' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'In the Pool' by Ivan Bubentkov
'In the Pool' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Removing his Shirt' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Removing his Shirt' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'On the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
'On the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'With my Friend on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentcov
'With my Friend on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'In the Pink' by Ivan Bubentkov
'In the Pink' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: At the Water's Edge' by Ivan Bubentcov
At the Water's Edge' by Ivan Bubentcov
£260 GBP
(€304 EUR)
($361 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'In the White Light' by Ivan Bubentkov
'In the White Light' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Baroque Gay Fantasy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Baroque Gay Fantasy' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'At the Window' by Ivan Bubentkov
'At the Window' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Beach Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Beach Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
£260 GBP
(€304 EUR)
($361 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'River Holiday' by Ivan Bubentkov
'River Holiday' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Biker Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Biker Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Sergey' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Sergey' by Ivan Bubentkov
£260 GBP
(€304 EUR)
($361 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'City Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'City Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)