In early 1990s, at the invitation of Gary Tatintsian, he moved to Berlin and then to New York city, where his style underwent its last transformation. Chubarov headed from impressionism to pure abstraction and succeeded. He was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and participated in exhibitions on equal footing with the leading artists of the post-war generation: Frank Stella, Peter Halley, Sol LeWitt and Damien Hirst.
Chubarov came to abstraction at the moment when it stopped being a political gesture of emancipation from the formal requirements of art. Such a late step beyond the narrative art emphasizes his internal independence from the artistic context he worked in. Chubarov managed to concentrate on the painstaking creation of non-figurative painting primarily as a thing, an object in different dimensions, from the ornamental to the psychological.
Evgeny Chubarov died in 2012 at the age of 78. Artist's heritage includes over hundreds of paintings, thousands of works on paper and sculptures that can be found in Public Funds, Museums and private collections around the world.