Pavel Hodayev is the artist possessing technique of the audacious and insolent experiment. His art is the glaring example of striving for the unity of the highest idea and existence. The artist is the creator from Earth, who contemplates the space and considers this world to be the good. The ideal world is being created in his pictures. Its perfection lies not in the fact that it does not possess any loss, any detriment, but in the fact that this world is initially created by the artist himself allowing for his own laws which are perfect in their inner character, which are being subjected to something unified, and the last fact makes this world a special integral whole where everything exists in harmony. The artist’s works-Gestalts present the total of the embodied vivacious emotion.
Pavel Hodayev was born in Mrakovo, Bashkiria, in 1946. 1961-1967 - studied at the Ufa College of Arts.  He lives and works in Chelyabinsk since 1974. In 1975, he became a member of the Artists' Union of Russia (former Artists’ Union of the USSR).
His works are included in collections of the Bashkortostan State M.V. Nesterov Art Museum, Ufa, the Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Arts, Chelyabinsk, the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, the State Art Museum of Altai Krai, Barnaul, the Art Gallery in Orenburg, the Magnitogorsk Art Gallery, Magnitogorsk.

A large number of paintings by Pavel Hodayev have been purchased by collectors for their private collections as well as by private art galleries in Russia, the USA, Israel, France, Germany and Austria.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS
Solo exhibitions: 1981 (Chelyabinsk), 1983 (Magnitogorsk), 1991,
1995, 1997 (Chelyabinsk), 2000 (Ufa), 2002 (Perm), 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012,
 
2016 (Chelyabinsk), 2017 (Yekaterinburg). In 2018, he participated in the
Cosmoscow international fair, Moscow.