About the artist (1956)
The impressive drawings and paintings by Vladimir Haho represent splinters of the vast, rugged Siberian landscape. His works are testimony of an overwhelming respect for the natural world, as he delves deep to unravel its mysteries. The paintings are close to abstraction as he scarcely leaves essential figurative references behind, giving viewers a new perspective on the world around us. Although there is an obvious Russian thread running through the artist’s oeuvre, his work displays an oriental character. This is due to Haho’s calligraphical style of drawing and painting and his profound interest in Zen Buddhism, as he grew-up near the Chinese border. The melancholy that many of the artist’s paintings radiate tends to hold a transcendental quality.