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).  He is now based in the United States.

Thumbnail image: 'At the Window' by Ivan Bubentkov
'At the Window' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Beach Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Beach Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'River Holiday' by Ivan Bubentkov
'River Holiday' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Biker Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Biker Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Sergey' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Sergey' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'City Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
'City Boy' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Shy Nudist' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Shy Nudist' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Close Encounter' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Close Encounter' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Soccer on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Soccer on the Beach' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Morning Stretch' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Morning Stretch' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Hot Shower' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Hot Shower' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Angel of Temptation' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Angel of Temptation' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Through the Glass Floor' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Through the Glass Floor' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Bath House Stud' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Bath House Stud' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Looking for a Friend' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Looking for a Friend' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Ready for Action' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Ready for Action' by Ivan Bubentcov
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