- Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:49:23 +0330
Zorikto Dorzhiev has emerged as one of Russia's most acclaimed
young artists, with his work exhibited in 2008 at the Council of Europe and
the Beijing Olympics, and his recent series Steppe Story shown for two
months at St Petersburg's Russian Museum in 2009.
With precise draftsmanship and vivid color, Zorikto displays subtle
humor and a gift for painting.
Nomadic Buryat life is his main subject. To Zorikto, “a nomad is an
artist, a poet, a philosopher, and often a loner.” He is equally at home
portraying sensuous females – his iconic Mona Lisa Khatun has been
dubbed the “Madonna of the Steppes” – or warriors on horseback,
evoking Buryats' Mongol ancestors.
Zorikto worked as a set-designer for Sergei Bodrov’s blockbuster movie
Mongol, and illustrated Isay Kalashnikov's The cruel Age; he also
designs traditional-style Buryat headdresses.