Erik Bulatov – Soviet painter
Erik Bulatov is one of the most famous contemporary Russian artists. He is one of the founders of social art.
The boy was born on September 5, 1933 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg). His father, a communist, died during World War II in Pskov.
In 1958 Bulatov graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov. Since 1959 he had worked in children’s publishing house Detgiz.
You know, in 1957, Erik began to exhibit his paintings in Moscow and in 1973 his pictures appeared abroad.
Since 1992 Erik lives and works mainly in Paris.
In the 1960s Bulatov formed the Sretensky Boulevard Group. It was an association of like-minded artists where they could discuss and show their work. Today it is known as the Moscow School of contemporary Russian art.
In an extremely accessible way the artist illustrated the absurdity of reality, oversaturated with the symbolism of Soviet propaganda.