June 5, 2012
Up-and-coming Uzbek artist Umidahon Azimjonova is showing her art at an exhibition titled “Humans and…” at Tashkent’s Youth Art Palace. The artist’s solo show features paintings, graphic works, sketches of jewelry items and many more, created in diverse styles and genres. The works on display represent the artist’s vision of the world, with each piece imbued with individuality and sharing a kind of vivacity that the colors lend to them.
The opening ceremony for the art show, organized by Fund Forum and the Youth Art Palace, featured prominent artists, Azimjonova’s friends, relatives and art aficionados, who had congregated to extend their congratulations on her first solo exhibition.
“In Umida’s creations I see a particular world in which everyone would like to live. The first time I saw her works I realized that she is an artist with a big future. She has her own world and her own unique style in art, which is something hard to achieve for an artist. Through her works Umida expresses her perception of the world and has demonstrated a permanent quest in arts, which is also seen in jewelry-inspired creations.”
“Several factors makes this exhibition unusual: first, it is Umida herself. She is the kind of person who is always smiling. Secondly, it is the diverse genres which can be seen at this show; painting, graphics, and jewelry sketches. I also want to point out another quality seen in her works, and that would be artistic freedom, individuality and simplicity. Artists like Umida are able to teach a lot not only to her young colleagues, but also to experienced artists who may discover a wonderful world in the artworks by Umida.”
The centerpiece of the solo art show is a series of works titled “Humans”, which gave the exhibition its name. It is a string of colorful images, characters and emotions where each piece is an individuality, a life story, an artistic quest and a world vision offered by Umida Azimjonova.
“This exhibition presents the bulk of my works. I created my first artwork when I was 5 years old. Since then the world has been a big canvas for me, on which I express my emotions and feelings. Art is my life, and life is a big holiday. And I want to share this holiday with everyone. Here you can see a series of works which I dubbed “Humans” and a lot more which I hope will offer something interesting for everyone and something everyone can identify with. The “humans” represent images, characters, a quest for shapes and combinations. Each piece reflects my mood when I was creating it as well as a desire to discover something new. That’s why I don’t have one particular style and I always search for artistic novelty. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has come to my exhibition, to my family and to Fund Forum for helping organize the show.”
The diversity of genres and styles can also be seen in other series of works. Among them are the series “Life” in black and white graphics, triptychs “Hero”, “Ally” and “Antihero” in red and black and other works that went on display at Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art last year. The exhibition also includes sketches and photos of jewelry items.
Other artworks of interest include landscapes, still-lifes and pencil drawings with unusual names. Some of the highlights are a painting titled “Touching arts” that features palm traces of children from a Chirchik orphanage; “The Hands of Olympic Boxers” created in a similar style, and her first-ever creation, “The Spring”, which she painted at the age of 5.
Note: Umidahon Azimjonova attended Tashkent College of Arts and went on to pursue studies at Moscow State University of Textiles to major in “Artistic design of jewelry”. Azimjonova has emerged as a winner in several accessories and souvenirs competitions held as part of the Russian Art Week. She has been a member of the Russian Professional Union of Artists since 2011 and became a member of the Russian Creative Union of Artists and the Youth Association of Uzbekistan’s Academy of Arts this year.
The exhibition will run until June 20, 2012.
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