Olga Tobreluts. Ups and downs. Oil on canvas. 2012


January 24 to February 24 2013 – Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Triumph Gallery present a large-scale retrospective exhibition of Olga Tobreluts, a Russian artist, who became well-known internationally, primarily as a pioneering media art artist and a creator of massive video installations. She is one of the first contemporary artists who picked modern computer technologies as a medium. The latter enabled Tobreluts to develop her own singular yet extremely recognizable style one can clearly tell even in her early works. Tobreluts’s artworks appear to be intricate manipulations, in which historical realities and myths of modern culture are melted together for the purpose of transforming them into a magical super reality.

Olga Tobreluts. Venus. Print. 2003. Courtesy of The Moscow House of Photography.

Olga Tobreluts gave up using computer technologies as her artistic medium in 2003. The year saw her return to painting. She managed to find out her own painting manner by employing ancient painting techniques. She keeps developing her manner while carrying out experiments with the chemical makeup of paints to expand her range of methods of light transmission.
The MMOMA retrospective exhibition will show Olga Tobreluts’ well-known series of works made available courtesy of several museum and private collections. Apart from the above, the artist’s experimental works will be put on display for the first time

Moscow Museum of Modern Art – MMOMA