Andrey Chikachev is one of the most successfull fine artists in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. He’s prominent for his paintings depicting the daily life in Yakutian villages and portraiting expressive people. He was born in 1967. A member of the Russian Union of Artists. Graduated from Yakutsk Fine Arts College (1988), Pr. S. Litvinov’s workshop at the Far Eastern Arts Institute (1994). Exhibited his works within Russia and partly abroad. In other words, enjoy Andrey Chikachev’s art works. Pictures were taken by Ajar Varlamov during yesterday’s personal exhibit…

Olonkho is the Sakha people’s major cultural heritage, that was later proclaimed by UNESCO as the world’s oral & intangible masterpiece. It is a heroic epic tale that might narrated by up to 20,000 verses. It is told by a Olonkho singer or story-teller. In the previous post «Olonkho, Sakha heroic epos, in Timofei Stepanov’s painting The Upper World«, I wrote that the famous Yakutian artist, Timofei Stepanov, appeared to be the first, who depicted the Sakha heroic epic «Olonkho» in the series of paintings. See Olonkho-related posts…

Hereby I present Yuri Sleptsov‘s art works. His drawings are done on a plastic board with the use of a scalpel. Such a technique is called scratchboard or scraperboard (grattazh, in Russian). Learn more about it on Wiki. Yuri prefers to use the plastic, as it provides the sharp contrast between white lines and the black inked background. This technique is used very rarely. The drawing might be created in the course of several weeks, months or even year. A hard work. One little mistake might spoil the…

Olga Monastyreva is a contemperary Yakutia-born artist, who lives currently with her beloved in Belguim. In the town of De Haan, they’ve got the fine art gallery «Artepol» (www.artepol.be). Btw, the gallery is depicted in her penultimate painting. See how fascinating her paintings are. Inspired by Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia, her far-away cold wintery homeland. Olga spent her childhood in the town of Khandyga located on the Aldan River in the eastern part of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. Once Olga described her canvases as Dreams. They look…

Love visiting National Fine Arts Museum of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (www.sakhamuseum.ru) in Yakutsk, Russia. Many paintings, sculptures, installatons. Hereby, I am eager to show parts of one painting done by the well-known Yakut artist, Timofei Stepanov.

On July 15th, 2011, a Yakutian artist, Olga Monastyreva, & her husband, Patrick Stoop, have officially open the Artepol art galley inside the restored station in Lissewege, Belgium. Actually, what they created might be called the Art Station. Here is the story.

This time we proudly present another talented young artist from the Siberian region of Yakutia. It’s Anna Osipova (her page at ArtBreak.com). Anna graduated the Far Eastern State Academy of Arts. Currently she creates her masterpieces at the Ural-Siberian studio of the Russian Academy of Artists. Her early works were inspired by the North and reindeer herders’ life. How it was strong, check yourself. Below find Anna Osipova’s paintings.

Proudly present the «Artists of Yakutia & Self-Portraits» art exhibit taken place two months ago at the Yrgel art gallery in Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia. Follow the link to see 42 paintings and installations in Ajar Varlamov’s pictures.

Tuyara Shaposhnikova is a Yakutsk-based artist. Photos by Ajar Varlamov. See more art pieces.