The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

• The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Communal, beer, store utility room, women's bathhouse and food queue - all these are simple everyday scenes on canvases ironic Vasily Koloteva devoted to life in Moscow 70-80-ies. At that time, the artist officially worked as a mechanic, because of his anti-Soviet works were banned in the Soviet Union. Despite the gloomy tone of his genre paintings of this period are full of life and often cause a smile.

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Vasily batters born in 1953 in the village of Nikolskoye second in the Voronezh region, and since childhood began to study painting. At first Vasily he attended art studio, and in 1969 he enrolled in art school. After serving in the Army Vassily he moved to Moscow, where he settles in a small room in a communal apartment in the Arbat area.

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Rush Hour

A small room on the Arbat and becomes the main creative studio artist Koloteva - where he paints in an abstract style, as well as copies paintings by Dutch artists, honing skills. Around the same time is born and his own style of painting Basil - sketches on the theme of Soviet life. Somewhere nearby there bravura socialist realist paintings with happy and mighty Soviet citizens and heroes Koloteva paintings lived their quiet and inconspicuous life of inhabitants and communal regulars gateways.

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Morning neighbor

Of course, in the USSR, picture Koloteva were banned, so the "real socialist realism" was not necessary to the authorities - batters are not spent in the Soviet years a single exhibition, and was forced to work as a mechanic, repairman and artist designer at a textile factory - not including the "parasite" . His first official exhibition of Vasily was able to organize only in 1992 - and almost all pictures with it there and then flew through the galleries in Paris, New York and Berlin.

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Morning neighbor

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Street Scene - 1

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Street Scene - 2

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Street Scene - 2

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

In the stairwell

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

0, 7 do not take

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Vegetables, fruit

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

queue

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Memory cat Tishka

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Floats, floats boat

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Entrepreneur

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Arrived

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Birds on a gray background

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Bird Market

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

the public stage. Arbat

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

... And the ship sails. Beer.

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

0, 5 do not take

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Ale

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

The arrest of the propagandist. Sobering-up stations

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Bani Third Rome - F

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Bani Third Rome - Moscow

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

The tabloid scene - 1

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

The tabloid scene - 2

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

In the supermarket

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

At the hairdresser

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Vernissage

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Resurrection

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

The World of Art

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Master of his craft - 1. Grinder

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

Master of his craft - 2. Shoe Repair

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

cross - trumps

The anti-Soviet art Basil Koloteva

The Ninth Wave

Red letter day