“C.The keyboard is over, the eyes are harmonious, and the soul is a piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that touches one or the other key to create vibration in the soul.
The central principle of the realist movement was to liberate the unconscious and to explore the infinite possibilities by freeing the mind from its intellectual and conscious state. Unrealistic artists aimed to create a style of art that was a “more immediate and authentic version” of an artistic practice.
In celebration of Uzbekistan’s 30th anniversary, the Andaklova Gallery, Dubai, is hosting an exhibition entitled Infinite Stories of Great Minds. It is showcasing the works of two famous artists: Bakhudir Jalal and. Javlon Umarbekov from Uzbekistan via a virtual tour from September 1st to November 1st.
With a career spanning over fifty years, Bakhodir Jalal is considered one of the leading artists in Central Asia. Known for his huge walls, he paints in a realistic and cubist style, using bright colors, straight lines, curves, dots, fluid shapes and intricate patterns. His work, a dynamic increase in energy, creates a sense of freedom and mystery.
One’s work of glory emphasizes creative imagination and geometric symbolism. He focuses more on ‘going’ inwardly through spiritual awakening. In some panels, he uses a primarily local style to present his often fictional, real and imaginary world. The title of the wall is a beautiful reflection of the shapes presented in the Messengers of Eternal Cubist style.
Someone on the panel gets stiff, annoyed, frustrated and nervous. In a hard song, the figures cry out (metaphorically) for what they have lost. Loss seems to have shown them the way to a new awakened soul.
The mood of restlessness prevails because the figures strive for abstraction and immateriality which can be quite deep and beautiful. One finds elements of both symbolic and abstract art in one’s work.
The shiny Venus on the wall reflects the colors and shapes that symbolize city life and vibrancy. Seen from a distance, they resemble small, blurry images or strange scenes seen from the clouds above, resembling a picture taken from an airplane window seat. Colors like blue, green, peach and asher are prominent.
With a career spanning over fifty years, Bakhodir Jalal is considered one of the leading artists in Central Asia. Known for his huge walls, he paints in a realistic and cubist style, using bright colors, straight lines, curves, dots, fluid shapes and intricate patterns..
Her series, Fashionistas, can be described as the embodiment of realism. It features bright colors, shapes and playful shapes with images of women in some panels. In response to an e-mail question, the artist said that the image of the circle, used in many of its panels, was an inspiration for the large wooden dolls that women in Ghana carry as a ritual when they want to conceive. ۔ He says he is inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli and Raphael.
Omar Bekvos, who is known for transcending traditional boundaries of art to create his own interpretation of Uzbek heritage – farmers in the fields, potters, women collecting water from ponds, shady oases, etc. – all over the world. I have exhibited my art. He won the title of People’s Artist of Uzbekistan in 1989 and later served as an honorary professor at the National Ukrainian Academy of Arts (2011). One can see in his style a change of realism or abstract intimacy, mood and feelings towards a deeper human color and a brighter color palette. The guitar, titled 2007, signals viewers to join the investigation and find the hidden message, a pictorial collection of marks and images that moved the artist’s subconscious.
Born out of his imagination, the choice of instrument as the subject and its color palette speaks volumes about the influence of Picasso’s guitar series. It seems to touch every thread of the artist’s soul, freeing him to search for non-material. The summary encourages the less realistic image viewer to use his analytical skills to dig up images. Such as The front and rear straight lines refer to the guitar strings and sound holes.
The title of the work is: Venus depicts a bright color palette. Vivid blue, yellow, blue and perfectly white long pillars, and daring dubs evoke the city and its everyday life.
The piece, Mother and Child, 2015, is painted in a realistic way. It seems to reveal his personal fantasies – conscious as well as unconscious. It also reflects his childhood memories.
The exhibition is organized in co-operation with the Consulate of Uzbekistan in Dubai to showcase the unique talent of the artists and their skills and impressions.
The author is an artist and educator based in Lahore.