Artist: Rais Khalilov

*1961 Workuta, Russia
1978-1979: Student of Stage Design at the Art College in Ryazan / 1981-1986: Student at the Muchina in St. Petersburg: Academy of Art and Industrial Design / 1987-1989: Painting courses at the Academy of Art in Riga / 1985-1993: Various assignments as a graduate designer, lecturer at the Polygraphy College in St. Petersburg and at the Pushkin Lyceum in Riga, advertising designer, trade fair designer and book illustrator / He has lived and worked in Berlin since 1993.
Since 1996: Member of the BBK – Bundesverband Bildender Künstler (German professional association for visual artists).
Solo and group exhibitions, among other countries in Russia, Japan, Canada and Germany.


There is no better motif to symbolise Russia than the Matryoshka. The elements of traditional folk painting are also used to decorate lacquered wooden crockery from the two most renowned areas of production in Russia - Palech and Chochloma. Ornaments and flowers were painted using two different techniques.

Rais Khalilov

Sponsor: Honorarkonsul Dr. Klaus Mangold