Gobi in the Heart of Asia

Gobi in the Heart of Asia

Mongolia is defined by its nomadic horse-culture and untamed landscape. It is a place where one can connect with nature and be completely free in a perfect harmony between people and nature. The artist portrays his love for the unique beauty of Mongolia in this, the first solo exhibition of his work. Through vibrant contrasting colours and realist expression, his artwork lets you travel through his country and experience the culture and its people. Horses running free in the moonlight, a young woman praying for her family, nomads moving through the mirages. It is a unique way to experience Mongolia.

Zolboo Gansukh was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1987. His talent for painting was identified very early and his parents enrolled him in the Mongen Secondary School for gifted children to pursue painting. Upon completing his secondary education, he was invited in 2005 to study at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Culture and Arts in Mongolia. During his studies he has participated in many art exhibitions such as Nature from the Heart, Golden Brush and the Naadam Exhibition as well as several Korean-Mongolian joint exhibitions in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Zolboo has worked on his artwork to develop his own presence in the Mongolian art world. The vibrant contrasting colours and realist expression of his work distinguishes him from his peers and has been highly popular. He has taken part in over 10 art exhibitions organised by different art galleries: Our Ulaanbaatar in 2014, Top Artists exhibitions in 2013 and 2015, and the Beauty of Spring exhibition in 2015.

Zolboo is not only a practicing artist, but also a teacher at his former secondary school (a school for artistically talented children), nourishing and developing young artists. He is also the artist behind the first-ever Mongolian colouring book - Magnificent Mongolia. The book promotes the Mongolian culture and its lifeways through art.

Zolboo currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. He arrived in Australia in 2017 to experience its different culture and art forms.

The exhibition is presented by the Embassy of Mongolia, and the ANU Mongolia Institute.

Venue: China in the World Gallery, China in the World Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU

Dates & times

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

9.00am - 5.00pm


Gallery, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

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