Syugir Buluktaev (born in 1994) is a contemporary Russian artist. Syugir was born in the Republic of Kalmykia in southern Russia, which is the only Buddhist region in Europe. The vast open steppes of his homeland, nomadic culture, horses, and tulips, which are symbols of the republic, are important elements of Syugir's inspiration. However, despite the ethnic elements in his painting, Syugir possesses a very unique contemporary brushstroke, influenced by his education at a European university (Syugir graduated from the Design Faculty at the University of Liberec in the Czech Republic).
Syugir's works are held in private collections around the world and exhibited in galleries and museums.