With precise draughtsmanship and vivid colour, Dorzhiev displays subtle humour and gift for caricature. Nomadic Buryat life is his main subject. To Zorikto, “a nomad is an artist, a poet, a philosopher, and often a loner.” His Oriental aesthetic involves refined, elongated silhouettes, with his subjects ranging from sensuous females to warriors on horseback evoking Buryats’ Mongol ancestors. (from Hay Hill Gallery)
Steppe Story runs through December 24, 2011 at Hay Hill Gallery in London, UK. Be sure to check out their website for more information. Moscow’s Khankhalaev Gallery also has a large selection of his earlier work online.
December 17, 2011 By Wendy Campbell