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Vasil Khannanov

Vasil   Khannanov

Vasil Khannanov

Ufa, Russia

Calligrapher, artist, member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, head of the Genghis-khan art union, director of the Nail Latfullin Museum of Contemporary Art of Bashkortostan

My Calligraphy

My first experience in calligraphy dates back to 1994 when I was working on the Apocrypha Manuscripts cycle. Then I was trying hard to find an artistic solution for my own apocrypha which couldn’t have been included into the canonic Holy Writing.

However soon I came to realize that was much of the evil. It is a common thing when trying to allot some importance to their artworks that contemporary artists speculate over the holy scripts writing the obscure texts in their paintings.

Human beings are always in awe of incomprehensible symbols and scripts. I wasn’t going to speculate over this. In 1995 when starting to work on the Vahiya cycle dedicated to the Quran I was using the certain surahs and ayahs which duplicated the canonic texts of the Holy Book. The very titles of surahs could serve as sources of composition.
Within myself I was hoping that those who were interested in my painting would involuntarily pay attention to the holy texts and those who had never known the texts would anyway mark their high artistic value.

Author works

Kaf (Letter). Surah 51. From the “Grandmother's Quran” Series

Black fabric, acryl, whiteness etching, brush, collage, 81x100 cm, 2010

Muhammed. Surah 47. From the “Grandmother's Quran” Series

Black fabric, acryl, brush, collage, 89x116 cm, 2010

Sad (Letter). Surah 38. From the “Grandmother's Quran” Series

Coarse calico, acryl, brush, collage, 81x116 cm, 2010

Al-Naas (People). Surah 114

Canvas, oil, brush, 92x60 cm, 1996. From the Vakhia cycle (Revelation)

Al-Falaq (The Daybreak). Surah 113

Canvas, oil, brush, 92x60 cm, 1996. From the Vakhia cycle (Revelation)

Al-Ikhlas (Expiation). Surah 112

Canvas, oil, brush, 92x60 cm, 1996. From the Vakhia cycle (Revelation)

Application to become a member of the National Union of Calligraphers

Glossy paper, gold marker, black ink, 21x28 cm, 2009

Tasbih 1. Protection against poverty

Paper, acrylic, pencil, felt-tip pen, 70x100 cm, 2010

Tasbih 2. Protection against poverty

Paper, acrylic, pencil, felt-tip pen, 70x100 cm, 2010

Tasbih 3. Protection against poverty

Paper, acrylic, pencil, felt-tip pen, 70x100 cm, 2010
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