Vasil Khannanov’s artworks are modernistically discreet, laconic and completely accurate in depicting the human body, and at the same time, are full of symbols and references to religious texts and myths. The highest level of skill, in the opinion of the artist, is achieved only through painstaking work, where all inner resources should be involved. Calligraphic oriental tradition is an integral part of his pictorial language and worldview. The ability to go through thousands of sketches and etudes to make the line be both sensual and symbolic is the magic of ancient art. Vasil Khannanov was born in 1956. He graduated from the Ufa School of Arts in 1979. Since 1990 he has been a member of the Union of Artists, since 2008 - a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. In 1999 he received the title of the Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Since 1992 he has been the Head of the Genghis Khan creative association. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Paris and many other cities in Russia and abroad. The artist’s artworks can be found in museum collections in Russia, Turkey, the USA and in private collections.
Featured exhibitions:1999 - Modular exposition of artworks by artists from the Genghis Khan creative association within the framework of the III International Salon “EURO-ART'1999”. Barcelona, Spain.
1999 - “Vahiya” (Revelation). Bashkir State Art Museum named after M.V. Nesterov, Ufa.
2002 - Exhibition of graphics. Miras Gallery, Ufa.
2006 - Seven anniversary exhibitions at seven sites in Ufa.
2007 - “Nustalgia”. Stariy Gorod Gallery, Novosibirsk.
2008 - “VKh, Gauguin and not only ...”. City Art Gallery, Naberezhnye Chelny.
2008 - “Infanty”. Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Bashkortostan named after N. Latfullina, Ufa.
2009 - NU-once. Vincent Gallery. Moscow.
2010 - “Hello, Mr. V. Kh.!” Perm Regional Picture Gallery, Perm.
2010 - “The Sphere of the Intimate”. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
2011 – “Hello, Mr. V. Kh.!”. Exhibition Hall of the Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow.