My works are a 'Re-think' because I re-think my culture, as my nation is Buryat and I paint Buryat girls.
Ages ago Buryats were Mongols, living in Mongolia, but those days have passed. Nowadays Buryats do not have nomadic lifestyle, and do not even speak Buryat – only in villages.
Today a lot of young people leave the Buryatia Republic
because they do not see any prospect for their future. They move to other cities without knowing their native language – Buryat, which is a dying language, and young Buryats do not feel their Buryat identity anymore.
Buryat identity is changing, so my art introduces a new way of representing it.
I paint Buryat girls, because in some way I re-think myself, and I think everyone has a small nomad inside.
My art is in the middle between steppe nomads and modern people. I want people to wonder at my paintings and re-think our culture, identity and themselves.