BioStatement Alexander Donskoi-
Visual Artist, Toronto Canada
I was born in one of the most unique, mystical and enigmatic places on earth. It’s called Far East Russia. A very long time ago it was very powerful, strong kingdom called Balhae.
The earliest recorded mention of Balhae comes from the old book of Tang, which was compiled between 941 to 945AD.The 13th century census of Northern China by the Mongols distinguished Balhae from other ethnic groups such as Goryeo, Khitan and Jurchen. Most descendants of Balhae are today in China.
Siberia and the Russian Far East are home to some of the most profoundly beautiful wilderness areas left on earth. Russia’s diverse landscapes support an incredible biodiversity, including one-fifth of the world’s forests, and endangered species such as the Amur leopard, Siberian tiger, and Western Pacific Grey Whale. Lake Baikal alone holds 20 percent of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, and it is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. We also have the Japan Sea with its magical flying islands. All of this quickly woke up my imagination as early as four years old and gave me the strongest impulse to create art.
Than began a long process of my education, self-acknowledgment, experiments with different Medias, self-realisations and study from the greatest masters of the fine art.
By the time I reach my twenties the creation and studies of art completely swallowed me, I was in... Read More