Painting Melancholy is of a conceptual nature of the portrait genre. The basis of the work was a journey to Turkey during the Art Symposium.The still life with pumpkins, which hangs in the air and over the head of an ethnic Turkish woman expresses a symbol of wisdom, strength and faithfulness. The bird symbolises the female soul. A woman emerging from old dreams dispels melancholic feelings and the unbearable lightness of being.
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Oil on canvas, 60*120, 2011
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Shukhrat was born in 1970 in Samarkand. In 1989 he graduated from the Republican Art College named after P. Benkov.
In 1995 he graduated from the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute.
Painting, for Shukhrat Abdumalikov, born in 1970 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is not just a hobby. It is a way of life with a constant search for theme, colour, and form.
The world created by the artist is lyrical and fragile, poetic and uneasily vulnerable. The artist’s attitude is always one of searching for depth and harmony while remaining within the standard framework of characters and subjects.
The characters in his paintings are silent – they seem to sit for the artist. It conveys the impression of a dialogue effect between the image and the viewer. The static nature of the image allows the viewer to immerse into its inner world. At the same moment, you get the feeling the image is studying the viewer who is looking at it.
1993-1997 – the Senior artist at the Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan.
1997-2001 – the Senior artist at the Drama Theatre named after Abror Khidoyatov.
1997, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2013 – the Senior artist at Sharq Taronalari international music festival in Samarkand.
1999 – Honoured artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
2001 – Participant of the world theatre Olympiad, Moscow, Russia.
2004 – Participant of Gala Kuprik international theatre festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
2005 – Art director for the production of the movie SHIMA, Switzerland-Japan.
2010 – Professor of the National Institute of Arts and Design named after K. Behzad.
2013 – Art director for the production of J. Byron’s play Devon, London, Great Britain.
2015 – Art director for the creation of the movie Star of Takhur (Ulughbek) by UNESCO (Uzbekistan-USA “DISCOVERY”).
2001 – Independence exhibition in Santa Fe, New York, Washington (USA).
2004 – Prague Quadrennial exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic.
2005 – EXPO-AICHI exhibition, Japan.
2007 – Icons of Samarkand exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
2014 – Art of Uzbekistan exhibition, Belgium.
2014 – Sanat Works exhibition, Turkey.
2015 – OISTAT exhibition of scenography in Moscow, Russia.
2015 – DELL` ARTE E DELL` AMICIA ITALIA-UZBEKISTAN exhibition in Gubbio, Italy.
2015 – Contemporary Realistic Art exhibition in Sarov, Russia.
2017 – International Exhibition of Artists of Turkish Countries exhibition in Adana, Turkey.
2017 – The Modern Art of Uzbekistan exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
2017 – The Modern Art of Uzbekistan exhibition in Beijing, China.
2017 – International Symposium on Fine Arts exhibition in Mogilev, Belarus.
The artist’s works are owned by private collectors in Great Britain, USA, France, South Korea, Japan, etc.