Gosha Ostretsov

Russian, b. 1967

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Gosha Ostretsov

Russian, b. 1967

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Sometimes compared to the work of Sigmar Polke, Gosha Ostretsov’s paintings, drawings, and installations combine a wide range of references, from Pop art and Jackson Pollock to the early 19th-century literary works of Gogol, the absurdist writings and the theater of OBERIU (a Futurist Russian collective from the 1920s and ‘30s), and the narrative installation works of Ilya Kabakov. Defining his own brand of Conceptual art, Ostretsov channels the black humor and absurdism that have long defined Russian culture, casting a parallel world in which artist-superheroes—himself often included—attempt to wrest control from an oppressive regime.

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Biography

Sometimes compared to the work of Sigmar Polke, Gosha Ostretsov’s paintings, drawings, and installations combine a wide range of references, from Pop art and Jackson Pollock to the early 19th-century literary works of Gogol, the absurdist writings and the theater of OBERIU (a Futurist Russian collective from the 1920s and ‘30s), and the narrative installation works of Ilya Kabakov. Defining his own brand of Conceptual art, Ostretsov channels the black humor and absurdism that have long defined Russian culture, casting a parallel world in which artist-superheroes—himself often included—attempt to wrest control from an oppressive regime.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more