Uzbek art gallery hosts exhibition of works by prominent artist Babur Ismailov

06 Dec 2011

Uzbek art gallery hosts exhibition of works by prominent artist Babur Ismailov

An exhibition of internationally-recognized Uzbek painter and graphic artist Babur Ismailov opened in the Gallery of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan in Tashkent on 6 December.

The exhibition featured over 40 works by the artist as well as the presentation of the catalogue of his works “Painting. Graphic art”.

The event was attended by representatives of Uzbek intelligentsia, diplomatic corps accredited in the country as well as international organizations.

Ismailov is a member of the art association under the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, Moscow union of the International Art Fund. He was awarded a golden medal of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. The artist’s works are stored in the Gallery of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan, the Van Gogh Museum (Auvers sur Oise, France), the International Art Ltd gallery (USA) as well as in many private collections.

 Uzbekistan’s ambassador at UNESCO Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said that the publication of the catalogue of creative works by Babur Ismailov is an important event and a logical outcome of the significant stage in the artist’s life and work. “Being an immediate successor and follower of great Uzbek artists – such as Yakov Frumgarts, Anatoliy Zhiboyedov, Bahodir Jalolov, Javlon Umarbekov – he has made an invaluable contribution to the modern interpretation of the original national characteristics, carrying not only their recognizable shape but also his own deep philosophy of love, and a new birth of life, fate and understanding of life’s journey. Love for the motherland, the land on which he was born and grew up, is profoundly featured in each of his works. Landscapes and people, faces and colours are all combined in the bright chains of thoughts and extraordinary stories of the artist, which he gently transforms from the world – not bound by time or place – into our world.”