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Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller

Painting on Xuan paper, 46 x 66 cm, 2006




The subject theme is tried and trite,

So commonplace that, as I write,

The youthful critic knits his brow:

Of doves and love! Enough for now!


I bow to you, my darling friend,

You’re armed with bait of words and yet,

You don’t critique my premise rightly

It’s timeless and therefore –

It’s timely!

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