Your work is the closest I can get to seeing my dreamscape...my solace... a resting calm. Dear Bato, I thank you for your work. One day I will meet you, with my teary-eyed smile beaming.
Bato Dugarzhapov's paintings attract by their light attitude towards the life, their style and colouring. It is clearly displayed in his landscapes in which he managed to express tenderness, delicacy and charm of the nature. His landscapes plunged into the special luminous environment, testify to the great painting culture of the artist, to his profound understanding the color and space relations. Delicate haze of dawns, loveliness of quiet evenings, mystery of twilight... It is Russia that is poetically reflected in the paintings by the artist.
While some paintings are remarkable for their freshness, musical rhythm of lines and spots of color, the others are characterized by emotional tension, romantic elation and profound understanding the color and space relations. With unusual ease and grace he creates a full artistic image of the nature, an intact image seen and revealed in the color, light and the thrill of life. Everything is sparkling in the sun rays, even in the shadow reflections are twinkling. Paints, spread freely, cover one another, conflict and form together a colorful ensemble in which special emphasis is put on the modulations of the color shades. The painter seems to create the beauty of the world before the viewers very eyes, building up the effect ofpres ence. Unique beauty of the color, harmony of the paints, brilliant reproduction of the light make paintings excitingly charming. Gentle air has softened bright color of the bushes and intensive green of the grass. White, lilac and pink flowers of the lilac bush look as if they were covered by a slightest layer: haze of the dust. An armchair, a table, an umbrella and a snow white bird blend easily with the bright green of the grass.
The landscapes arrests our attention and stays in the memory for a long time, raising before our eyes again and again. And it, probably, there is a force of true talent.
Its color composition is based on the consonance of several shades, striking with their freshness and purity. Houses, boats and trees on the bank are looking at their twinkling smooth reflections. The sky and the water merge in one element. We are attracted by an unexpected novelty of the view, which not only bears bright light, brilliance of the water and festive, as it were, movement but also fascinates by the emotional power of the vivid visual impression... Being deeply in love with the surrounding world, the painter attempts to stir up the same feeling of the viewer. His paintings create spiritual poetic and even magic world. His people are leisurely and thoughtful, his landscapes are quiet and meditative and the elements of the nature (the sky, the earth, the water) merge in one harmonious unity. They are emotionally charged and appealing because of the harmony of perception, love to a depicted object, combination of the concrete and romantic. They constitute a wide range of nuances of perception from lyrical peace to the exuberant cheerfulness.
L.S.Tonkih, art critic
1966 born in the village Duldurga, Chita Region
1978-1984 studies at the Moscow Art School named after Thomsky by the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov
1986-1992 studies at the MSAI named after Surikov. Monumental studio
1990 participation in the all union exhibition of paintings by young artists
1992-1994 participation in exhibitions of Russian Art in the auction hall DRUO in Paris
1994 participation in the exhibition of graduate works by students of Art Colleges
1995 participation in the exhibition "Image and Reality" at the Central House of Artists
1995 participation in the exhibition "Merry-go-round" at the hotel Balchug Kempinsky Moscow
1995 winning the prize "Gran-Pri" of the charity organization "The Renaissance of the 21st Century"
1995 personal exhibition at the gallery Crosna. Moscow
1995 participation in the international fair 'Art Moscow" at the Central House of Artists, "Collection" gallery
1996 personal exhibition at the CHA Moscow
1997 personal exhibition at the gallery of Chita
1997 personal exhibition at the "Kalipso" gallery. Chita
1997 participation in the regional exhibition in Khabarovsk
1997 personal exhibition at the CHA Moscow
1997 participation in the exhibition "Sketches of Time" at the hotel Balchug Kempinsky Moscow
1997 a member of the International Art Fund
1998 personal exhibition at the 'A and T" gallery at the CHA Moscow
1998 personal exhibition at the CHA Moscow
1998 a member of the Union of Russian Artists 1998 participation in the International Art Salon CHA-99, "Almazovo" gallery
1999 personal exhibition at the CHA, Moscow
1999 - participation in painting of the central dome of the Temple of the Christ of the Savior
1999 - participation in exhibitions “ The World of colors ” in Italy, in Milan, Cremona
1999 - the grant-aided student of the French organization “ The Sieve de Art”
1999 - painting a dome of an altar of the Temple of the Christ of the Savior
2000 - painting of columns of a hall of cathedrals of the Temple of the Christ of the Savior
2000 - participation in international art interior " CHA-2000 ", Gallery "Almazovo”
2000 - participation in exhibition "Art-interior", the Arena
2000 - participation in thematic exhibition of the cultural centre of armed Forces of the Russian Federation
2000 - painting at restaurant of the Russian Academy of arts. Russian hall, Trojan war
2000 - participation in exhibition “ The World of color ”, CHA
2001 - a personal exhibition. Gallery the Art-arsenal, Moscow
2001 - participation in painting of a temple of the Cover of the Virgin, with. Week. Malojaroslavsky area
2001 - participation in exhibition “ The Autumn marathon ”. CHA
2001 - Exhibition in gallery “ Amadeus Gallery ”, London
2002-03 - participation in 7,8,9 international fair "Арт-arena", gallery " Art-Яр "
2002 - restoration of the arch in temple of great martyr Georg, Moscow
2002 - personal exhibition in design - studio “ El-chentro nova ”
2002 - participation in exhibition “ Snowstorm II ”, CHA
2003 - personal exhibition in entertaining centre "Arbat"
2003 - member Moscow Union of Artists, Monumental section
2002 - participation in exhibitions “ the World of things ”, Hotel “ Balchug Kempinski, Moscow ”
2002 - participation in exhibitions “ Time Luxury ”, Hotel “ Balchug Kempinski”, Hotel Metropol\'
2002 - personal exhibition in design - studio “ El-chentro nova ”
2003 - participation in exhibition “ Snowstorm III ”, CHA
2003 - participation in thematic exhibition "Impression"
2003 - exhibition in gallery " Etude ", Moscow
2004 - personal exhibition in gallery " Art-Yar ", Moscow
2005 - personal exhibition in the gallery «Petley fine art» (London)
2007 - Art Miami. Gallery "Hanhalaev" (Miami, USA)
2008 - Personal exhibition (Central House of Artists, Moscow)
2009 - personal exhibition in the State Institute of Art. (Moscow)
2009 - personal exhibition in the VIP department of VTB 24 (Moscow)
2010 - Personal exhibition. International Art Foundation, Moscow.
2010 - Personal exhibition "Malevich's calendar." Novosibirsk city.
Paintings by the artist are in private collections in Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, the USA, Japan, Cyprus, Yugoslavia.