Figures in a Landscape
Vladimir Strelnikov was born in Odesa. He left art school without completing his studies; later, during the 1960s, he helped to organize underground 'apartment exhibitions' along with other non-conformist artists. Such activities led to persecution by the Soviet regime, and in 1979 he left Odesa for Germany, where he still lives. Strelnikov's art - including this small watercolor of 2003 - reflects the landscape and culture of his native region bordering the Black Sea.