discovering a country through its painters ...
I plan to go back in march 2006 to siberia for a new painters Tour from Irktusk to Khabarovsk
Discovering a country through its painters is an amazing sensation. Spending time discussing with them , how they lived till the end of sovietic era , and now how they re-integrate their old traditions in their paintings ,as iakutian or bouriatian do is something very interesting.
It is also a way for me to forget my job in banking activities.
Siberia is a wonderful place for painters inspiration.
I definitely have do go back to meet more of them ....
(Semionov : Soukharbat in a bouriatian village , 2001, esquisses)