OLGA TOBRELUTS

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OLGA TOBRELUTS (1970, Leningrad). Olga Komarova-Tobreluts is a pioneer of animation and computer graphics in St. Petersburg art: for five years now she has been actively performing in the field of electronic art, and new means of expression are quite reflexively used by her to assert her own poetics. This poetics is based on the dialectic of High and Low academicism: a constant balancing act between high classical patterns and grassroots, kitschy, and gaudy patterns. In this regard, Tobreluts belongs to the St. Petersburg neo-academic line, at the same time, it is so independent that it allows itself to go beyond the boundaries of the line drawn by Timur Novikov. The main subject of her art is the very idea of representation as such, embodied in the visualization of the very idea of fitting. <...> The quality of beauty is absolutely not important, the only thing necessary is the desire to personify, humanize beauty. This aspiration requires a certain magic crystal — and Tobreluts creates just such a magic glass: its computer backgrounds acquire a specific electronic spatiality — they are overgrown with a light-air environment or promising riddles. The representation of the idea of the accessibility of beauty, the miraculous efficacy of beauty, which manifested itself ambivalently enough in Russian art, has found a new level of embodiment in the art of Tobreluts.

Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. 


Alexander Borovsky (Head Of The Department Of The Latest Trends Of The State Russian Museum)

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Awards

2016

  • 2016 — Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts

2014

  • 2014 Diploma of the Contest "Against the Current" of the Russian Academy of Arts

2000

  • 2000 laureate of the "Art of the Future" contest, Taipei, Taiwan

1998

  • 1998 Second prize in competition GRIFFELKUNST "Best European Computer graphics" Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
  • 1998 Nternational Award for the video Art "The Manifest of Neoakademism", Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue).

1995

  • 1995 The Audience Sympathy Award on the Exhibition of the New Academy of Fine Art, St.Petersburg
  • 1995 First prize of "Videovision" for video "Woe from Wit","The Third reality" festival in St. Petersburg (catalogue)
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Primary solo exhibitions

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Education

1990

  • 1990-92 completed a course in computer graphics at the Institute ART+COM, Berlin, Germany.

1989

  • 1989 enrolled to the Leningrad institute of Modern art, architecture faculty

1988

  • 1988 graduated from Architectural College, Leningrad, Russia
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Works

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