Vladimir Lubarov is a famous book graphic artist who has illustrated more that one hundred books among them there are Voltaire, Rabelais, Gogol, Strugatskie, and main artist of "Chemistry and life" journal and "Text" publishing house.
"Our street" (the exhibition name) by Vladimir Lubarov has no definite geographic address and where it is located - in town, in village or just field - it is not known. People of different roots and different religions - Russians, Jews and people of indefinite "Caucasus nationality", inhabit this street. Personages differ not only by national equipment but time they live: it flows on "Our street" forward and backward, at random, or stands still as the artist wants. And at the same time it is typical Russian out-of-the-way place: you can immediately recognize realities - dirty market, and typical province railroad station, and Park of Culture with permanent "girl with paddle", and crowded queues, and drinking people in the open air. And small Jew community, which consists of "Russian Jews" in the whole, also lives on "Our street": shoemakers, rabbis, and tailors. Quite organic they inscribed in Russian landscapes, they follow their Saturday, eat matzo on Pesy, study Torah, and think more about eternal.
From the article of art critic Valentina Iliinskaya
Me and Business" #1, 2001
Vladimir Lubarov's works are in "The State Russian Museum", in "The State Tretyakov Gallery, and also in museums and private collections of many countries of world.
Vladimir Semenovich Lyubarov born in September 1944 in Moscow. My grandmother on his father's restaurant before the revolution contained in Kharkov, and his grandfather was an avid gambler. Parents modest Soviet officials, shortly before the birth of her son moved to Moscow and lived in a communal apartment on the street Pinch, now serving. As a child Vova Lyubarov drew battle in which Soviet soldiers always won the Nazis.
1955-1962. Study at the Moscow Art School at the Institute. Surikov, which prepares future realist painters. Despite the fact that this realism is called socialist, Lyubarov received a good education, studied anatomy, perspective, became acquainted with classical art.
1962. He worked as a painter in the carpool.
1963-1969. He entered the Moscow Printing Institute at the Faculty of artwork printed, where he taught the famous Russian artist Andrei Goncharov.
The choice of profession was due not only to love the book. Book graphics was a small oasis in a sea of Soviet culture, which are rarely looked into party censors, allowing to feel relatively independently.
1969-1990. Illustrated and designed more than 100 books, among which the authors: Erich Raspe, ETA Hoffman, Voltaire, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Stanislaw Lem, Nikolai Gogol, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
1973-1984. Chief designer of the magazine "Chemistry and life".
1988. Along with Arkady Strugatsky and a group of writers organized by the publishing house "Text" - the first private publishing house in Russia.
1991. dramatically changed his life, he moved to the village Peremilovo Vladimir region. He started doing graphics, and then painting.
1993. Publisher Appletree Press (UK) published the book "Russian proverb" with illustrations Lyubarova. A year later, the book was reissued in the United States.
1994. The first solo exhibition of works by Vladimir village Lyubarova in Brussels.
1995. Main series Lyubarova "Village Peremilovo" almost finished. This is the world of the Russian hinterland, where folklore and modernity coexist, irony and grotesque, fantasy and reality. The series includes about 300 graphic works and paintings.
1997. A series of "Amsterdam".
1998. A series of "City of Pinch."
1998-1999. The first work of the new series "Jewish happiness".
2005-2006. Series "Flood".
1996-2007. Solo exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg.
2008 Solo exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery.