Bato Dugarzhapov, b.1966
Bato was born in Duldurga village near the Chinese and Mongolian borders of Russia. He studied at the Moscow Tomskiy Art school. He graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. He is a member of the Moscow Artists' Union and currently lives and works in Moscow.
"His paintings attract by their light attitude towards life, their style and colouring. It is clearly displayed in his landscapes, in which he manages to express the delicacy and charm of nature. His landscapes plunge into the special luminous environment, testify to the great painting culture of the artist, to his profound understanding of color and space relations. It is Russia that is poetically reflected in the paintings by the artist." L.S. Tonkih, Art Russia. Painting
Opposite Painting. 'Touching the Night Sky', Oil on Board, 8 x 10 inches.
This painting evocative of Van Gogh's Starry Night Over The Rhone', emphasises the importance Bato places in colour, here capturing the sparkling colours of the night sky juxtaposed against the artificial lighting of the street lamps. In Vincent's letter to his brother Theo describing the painting: "on the aquamarine field of the sky the Great Bear is a sparkling green and pink, whose discreet paleness contrasts with the brutal gold of the gas.This could be Bato - the night sky captured by street light. The sky is aquamarine, the pinks and greens of the town comes out of the night lit by a brutal gold of the lamps." Robet Hodge, Collector