Haralampi G. Oroschakoff, born 1955, is an Austrian painter, draftsman and writer. He is considered a pioneer of the East-West dialogue in art and a renewer of the reception of Eastern iconography in Western painting. He attracted attention in the eighties with drawings, text collages, installations, and video performances. His series discretely advance monochrome painting and designate the invisible cultural boundary between the post-Latin West and the post-Byzantine East.
“Oroschakoff´s investigation of the mythical, foreign world of the East opens one´s eyes to the diversity of this ‘other Europe’ in its ‘Slavic forbearance, Asian brutality, and Oriental poetry’ to become a concrete art of the cartography of brittle surfaces as well as vividly colored symbols that can be used polemically.” (Elke Schmitter)
Haralampi G. Oroschakoff is the offspring of an old, exiled Russian family with residences in Berlin, Cannes, and Vienna.