|For a long time the Ukrainian painter Alexander Pankov lived in Marl (Germany) after he had fled from his Motherland because of the political reasons.
|He was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1961, in 1979 he graduated from Art School and attended the Ukrainian Academy of Arts. Pankov had worked as a painter and an architect in his Motherland till 1995 When he had to leave his country : political reasons had brought him persecution and prosecution.
|About the end of the 80-th he exhibited his paintings in Recklinrhausen (Germany) and Gent (Belgium).Since 1992 he has been being a member of the artists society "Psyhodom", which was united round an artist Karl Ecksmann from Marl-Sinsen. Alexander took part in the joint project of the society. Then other exhibitions followed in Recklinghausen, Marl, Berlin, Dortmund and Aachen.
|Pankov lives in Dortmund now.
|Alexander Pankov prefers to work with crayons, but not only, oil
paintings and water-colours also have appeared.
Sometimes a picture can be ready in two hours, sometimes it continues more than a year.
"After my departure my canvases were dismal and dark. Light has
just appeared in my paintings again." Now he works in his small two-rooms flat on a
series of pictures about the history of the