Two naked figures, full of strength, are embraced in the very limited space of the painting. Chubarov divided the canvas into four parts with a cross: he placed a man to the left and a woman to the right. In an exercise of strength, the naked man is trying to raise his leg, which bears against the boundary of the space. The nude woman with huge breasts and powerful thighs is looking at us, the audience, with her arms crossed behind her head and a surly expression on her face, as if she wants to ask what the purpose of all this torture is. In this symbolic painting, the man and the woman in the crosshairs of the canvas are separated from each other, as if they are in different prison cells.
Colorful shapes of Chubarov abstract paintings, in red, green, yellow, black, or white paint, are applied to the lower thin layers of black brushstrokes, in such a way that they resemble handkerchiefs waving in the wind. Installation shot: Evgeny Chubarov personal exhibition at Osthaus Museum Hagen in 2016. Courtesy Gary Tatintsian Gallery.
Very often naked bodies in Evegeny Chubarov drawings can be found facing each other in multi-figure scenes in such a way that they seem to compete for the space on the canvas. Image courtesy Gary Tatintsian Gallery.
'In my works I’m intuitively trying to find proportions of relationship between black and white, these relationships between the surface curves and the pure white, suspension of the “hairy” structures, shielding the white space, and the sudden breakthroughs of the white through the quivering color or black matter.' - Evgeny Chubarov Installation shot: Evgeny Chubarov personal exhibition opening at Gary Tatintsian Gallery in 2015. Courtesy Gary Tatintsian Gallery