Winterthur | Switzerland




  • Russian painter and photorealist, one of the founders of the Sots-art.
  • Bulatov studied painting at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, graduating in 1958.
  • He began working as a children’s book illustrator with friend and collaborator, Oleg Vassiliev for which he won numerous awards.
  • In 1957 exhibitions in Moscow began and in 1973 abroad.
  • Through the Sretensky Boulevard Group, Bulatov became a prominent member of the loosely affiliated Moscow Conceptualists. This group, related ideologically rather than stylistically, has defined the “Moscow School” of contemporary Russian art as it is known today.
  • Bulatov became known due to the creative method of facing a poster text, chopped out of the context of Soviet reality, with a figurative (mostly landscape) component.
  • As a result, the artist manages extremely affordable way to illustrate the absurdity of Soviet propaganda reality.
  • Bulatov’s work is constantly represented on exhibitions around the world and Bulatov is one of the most expensive contemporary Russian artists.


  • i.a. ARNDT Berlin

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