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NEWS AND EVENTS
October 29, 2012
Times and Fortunes: jubilee exhibition of a renowned painter opens
The Gallery of Fine Art of Uzbekistan has another time delighted the fine art connoisseurs with a new interesting exposition by representing the products of the national painter Akmal Ikromjonov. The solo exhibition of the master entitled as Times and Fortunes is timed to his 60 years jubilee and demonstrates the distinctive and inimitable style of the author.

The halls of the Gallery of Fine Art of Uzbekistan display the works by the famous painter, made in genres of portrait, landscape and still life.

The exhibition has brought together a great quantity of visitors including celebrated art and culture figures, colleagues of the master, his relatives and close people, creative youth, and journalists.

The visitors highly appraise a singular style of the painter that harmoniously combines the national theme and color with traditions of the world school of realist trend of the art. However, one of the brightest painters of Uzbekistan Akmal Ikromjonov prefers to create in the genre of portrait. The painter quite skillfully depicts not only appearance, but the inner world of people that makes his products especially attractive. Portraits of famous people of the present-day Uzbekistan displayed in the exhibition Times and Fortunes are the illustration of it.

“Each painter has his style and vision of reality which he tries to express in his artistic products. In my creativity the genre of portrait ranks high. I like to show and feel the image of our contemporaries, beautiful, clever and active people,” says Akmal Ikromjonov.

Early period of creativity of Akmal Ikromjonov fell on the 70-80s of the twentieth century. Artistic path of the painter developed in this period, his interest in the portrait genre and nature manifested. The master got interested in nature after his trip to Surkhondaryo: bewitched with a picturesque beauty of this land, he created a series of canvases on the theme. In the late 1980, Akmal Ikromjonov got interested in monumental painting and philosophical thinking. And, by 1990 a new stage in creativity of the painter started, which was characterized by seeking of fresh themes. At the same time the master placed much emphasis on the genre of still life, linking it with the national theme and color.

“I know Akmal since our student years. We were united with our interest in the arts, I was keen in sculpture, and he – in fine art,” tells the academician of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan To’lagan Tojikhojaev. “I always like his creativity. It seems that by means of painting he creates a certain epoch, history. He created not only images of the contemporaries, but heroes of the epoch of Renaissance, and historical personalities that are distinct in brilliant performance. I think this is a special gift that is given not to every painter.” (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)


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