Ivan Bubentcov

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: 'Soccer on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Soccer on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Morning Stretch' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Morning Stretch' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Hot Shower' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Hot Shower' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Angel of Temptation' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Angel of Temptation' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Through the Glass Floor' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Through the Glass Floor' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Bath House Stud' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Bath House Stud' by Ivan Bubentcov
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£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Looking for a Friend' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Looking for a Friend' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Ready for Action' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Ready for Action' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€421 EUR)
($500 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'My Jeep' by Ivan Bubentcov
'My Jeep' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Lifeguard' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Lifeguard' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Naked Dancer' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Naked Dancer' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Sailing in the Sun' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Sailing in the Sun' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Outdoor Relief' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Outdoor Relief' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Black Angel' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Black Angel' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Waiting for Company' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Waiting for Company' by Ivan Bubentcov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'In the Courtyard' by Ivan Bubentkov
'In the Courtyard' by Ivan Bubentkov
£475 GBP
(€556 EUR)
($660 USD)