Moscow, Russia
Georgy (Gosha) Ostretsov is a Russian artist and performer.
In the 80s, Ostretsov studied at the theatre art school of the Bolshoi Theater and was part of the Detsky Sad (Kindergarten) avant-garde art group. In 1985, he also joined the Novye Khudozhniki (New Artists) group in Leningrad (now St Petersburg).
In 1988 Ostretsov went to Paris, where he spent the following decade working in the fashion industry with Jean Paul Gaultier and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and trying his hand in cinema working with Luc Besson.
In his works, Ostretsov often turns to the comic book aesthetics. He creates his signature iconography in the spirit of mainstream comics while refraining from copying other artists' illustrations and developing his own graphic narrative, reminiscent of action comics.
Since 1998 he has been based in Moscow, with his works featured in exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Saatchi Gallery in London. In 2009, Gosha became one of the artists represented in the Russian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, and in 2013 he took part in the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Works from the residency
From the Quantum Entanglement of Hunting Dogs series
Acrylic and enamel on canvas