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: 'Campfire Comrades' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Campfire Comrades' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€432 EUR)
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Thumbnail image: 'Behind the Haystack' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Behind the Haystack' by Ivan Bubentcov
£240 GBP
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Thumbnail image: 'The Kiss (1)' by Ivan Bubentcov
'The Kiss (1)' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Saying Goodbye' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Saying Goodbye' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Caught!' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Caught!' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Laocoon' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Laocoon' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Classical Fountain' by Ivan Bubentkov
'Classical Fountain' by Ivan Bubentkov
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Thumbnail image: 'Halloween Outfit' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Halloween Outfit' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Halloween Surprises' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Halloween Surprises' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Latest Attraction' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Latest Attraction' by Ivan Bubentcov
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Thumbnail image: 'Computer Games' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Computer Games' by Ivan Bubentcov
£240 GBP
(€288 EUR)
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Thumbnail image: 'Webcam Solo' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Webcam Solo' by Ivan Bubentcov
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(€288 EUR)
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Thumbnail image: 'Barrack Life' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Barrack Life' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
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Thumbnail image: 'Down on the Job' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Down on the Job' by Ivan Bubentcov
£240 GBP
(€288 EUR)
($321 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Two Points of View' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Two Points of View' by Ivan Bubentcov
£240 GBP
(€288 EUR)
($321 USD)
Thumbnail image: 'Cool Dude' by Ivan Bubentcov
'Cool Dude' by Ivan Bubentcov
£360 GBP
(€432 EUR)
($481 USD)