Shagdarjavin Chimeddorj (b. 1954) is a laureate artist in Mongolia; awarded the state award by the President of Mongolia in 2007 and the Meritorious Artist of Mongolia Award in 2013. His work has been exhibited internationally and spans painting, sculpture and installation work. His works are part of the permanent collections of eight museums in Europe alongside museums in Korea and Mongolia. In 2017, he was selected to show at the Mongolian pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale.
Chimeddorj’s work reflects and explores the landscapes and culture of Mongolia. Raised within a traditional culture of nomadic horsemen, he is most known for his paintings of horses; depicting the body language of horses through ink and oil paint. Collected internationally, some consider Chimeddorj the world’s leading contemporary painter of horses.
The Alba Amicorum scarf collection holds two of Chimeddorj’s paintings, Dursamj (A Memory) and Moriny Huch (Horse Power).
“There is an immediacy and movement in Chimmeddorj’s paintings, that immediately lends itself to the medium of the scarf. I was drawn to the abstract nature of his work and gestural quality of the brush strokes. I felt that applying the work to cashmere would extend this dynamism with real impact. Cashmere was the natural choice, because Mongolia is renowned for its cashmere. Another reason was that Chimmeddorj paints on handmade paper and the cashmere of the scarf beautifully captures and translates the tactile quality of the original painting and medium; down to the detail of the creases and individual brush strokes, giving a further warmth and life to the artwork.” Darshana Shilpi Rouget, Alba Amicorum