Overview

Ivan Razumov was born in 1972 in Moscow. He received training as a stage designer, first, in 1987-1991, at the Moscow Academic Art Сollege, then, from 1991 to 1995, at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov.

 

He was influenced by the Soviet graphic tradition of the 1930s. In 1997, he began to work with book illustration for periodicals and classics of literature (works by Matsuo Bashō, V.V. Mayakovsky, A.S. Pushkin, V.A. Shenderovich, etc.). The artist applied graphics techniques to painting — thus,his works have a specific composition, endowed with the surrealistic displacement of scales and bright colors. In 1995-2002, he was a member of the St. Petersburg art circles, collaborated with Timur Novikov, Sergei Bugaev-Afrika, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe; created covers and illustrated articles for Viktor Mazin's psychoanalytic magazine "Cabinet." In the 2000s, after he returned to Moscow, he started several graphic projects in collaboration with Pavel Pepperstein.

 

The leitmotifs of his art are the clash and eroticization of the Soviet, Russian, and Western European images (pioneers, Lenin, Marx, the Kremlin, etc.). Plots are loosely based on cinematic and literary episodes, psychoanalytic theories, political and social events, and various myths of popular culture. Works by Ivan Razumov are in the collection of the Center Pompidou in Paris and private collections in Russia and abroad.

Works
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Solo exhibitions

 

2019
Games. NK Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
The Flirting Truth of the Image. NK Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium.

 

2018
Happy Moscow. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.

 

2017
The City of Sublime Love and Great Fuck. NK Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium.
Local Warming. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2015
10 Dreams About Moscow. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2012
Hard Patient. Iragui Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
Album on the Couch. Freud's Dream Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

2010
Capital Libido and Works of Love. Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

2008
Falls. Iragui Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Seven Years of Dreams. Freud's Dream Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

2001
The Technique of Low Flight Above the Ground. Freud's Dream Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

 

Group exhibitions

2021
Art for Heart. Presale Exhibition. Cube.Moscow. Moscow, Russia.

 

2020
Spring Auction. Presale Exhibition. Vladey. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.

 

2019
Autumn Auction 2019. Presale Exhibition. Vladey. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
Heroes of Our Time. Presale Exhibition. Vladey. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.

 

2018
Monumental. Presale Exhibition. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
Autumn Auction 2019. Presale Exhibition. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.

 

2017
Love. Presale Exhibition. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.

 

2016
Postcards from Artists. Museum Art4. Moscow, Russia.
Monstration. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.
Tutti Frutti. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2014
Strict and Beautiful. Ural Vision Gallery. Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Actual Drawing. Russian Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

2013
The Team I Can't Live Without. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2012
Light Echo (with Taisia Korotkova). NK Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium.
Tiere gehen immer. Galerie Axel Obiger. Berlin, Germany.

 

2011

Spring (together with Pavel Pepperstein). Artberloga Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2009

Adventures of Dancing People. Gallery Iragui. Orel Gallery. Paris, France.

 

2008

Frozen Bear. Kunsthal 52. Willemsoord, Holland.
Hirngespinste. Humboldt University. Berlin, Germany
Inertia in Art. W139. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
This Is not Food. Foundation Era. Moscow, Russia.
Sots-Art. Political art in Russia and China. La Maison Rouge. Paris, France.


2007
Meat (in collaboration with D. Fain). Special project of Art Moscow. Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.
Sots-Art. Political Art in Russia and China. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
Saloon. Black Square program. Project of the 2nd Moscow Biennale. Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.

 

2006
Inertia and Resistance in Art. Freud’s Dream Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

2005
Lacan. 8th Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art. Kaliningrad, Russia.
Relations. Galerie Kamm. Berlin, Germany.

 

2003
Plato's Caves. Labin Art Express. Labin, Croatia.
Ideo Waters, installation Art Klyazma 2003. International Festival of Contemporary Art in the Open Air. Moscow region, Russia.

 

2002
Star-MG. Special project of Art Moscow. Moscow, Russia.

 

1999
Cartoons. State Museum of Political History of Russia. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

1997
250 000 Miles. Central Exhibition Hall Manege. Moscow, Russia.

 

1997
Cabinet. Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


1995
Planet of Harmony. Museum of Сity History. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

1993

Exchange. State Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.