The artist Alexander Bobkin (1952, Novokuznetsk, Russia) was born in Siberia and visited the Arts Academy of Jaroslavl. Bobkin is a traveller who prefers visiting areas that are still unknown. His paintings have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art in Novokuznetsk, the Kemerovo Regional Art Museum and the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow.
In 1990 he arrived in the Netherlands and settled near the river Waal in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Now, he is an artist coming from a country that no longer exists: the Soviet Union. Bobkin gives a fascinating view of a mysterious and sometimes secret world which is very different from his new homeland. His artworks reflect the vastness of Siberia in which one can travel for days without the landscape changing much or where there is little chance of meeting anyone.