A PROVINCIAL OUTLOOK OF THE FINE

The first solo exhibition of the artist fr om Namangan Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev was held in 2011. Then, the cultural community of the capital discovered the original author for the first time. Today, the works of the artist who is almost turning sixty, are once again put on display in the Central Exhibition Hall.

After graduating fr om the Tashkent Theater and Art Institute, the faculty of monumental painting, Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev returned to his hometown, wh ere he lives and works to this day. Away from the epicenter of the cultural life of the country he formed his individual creative style, and completely different vision of the world.

“The author prefers brevity and simplicity of forms, and fundamentality. He is not making themes complicated. Basically this is what surrounds the artist – nature, family, life. He has his own style and language typical of the region wh ere he was born and raised,” says art expert Lobar Mirzabayeva. “Looking at each work of Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev you can see ‘between the lines’ a certain sense of contemplation. The author observes and enjoys what he sees. All his works are filled with kindness. The artist from Namangan uses allegory even in the landscape or still life. The exhibition presents an allegory of peace, tranquility, silence. As for the manner, it is, of course, the stylization of shapes, the presence of decorative elements.”

Like most artists of Uzbekistan, Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev uses bright, juicy, and saturated colors. He does not depict the reality as ordinary people used to see. Passing it through himself, he adds new meaning, images, colors and shapes. And the art connoisseurs see a new reality, indistinct, sometimes blurred, but always beautiful.

The exposition displays eighty works of the author. Those include the works created last year and earlier paintings. So, the viewers have the opportunity to compare the style, the character of the works of different years, to trace the creative path of the author.

The themes the author chooses for his paintings vary around the rural life – streets of the old town, trees, the elders, small houses, small river, and others elements. But each time they are painted with a new tone.

“There are artists who are at each exhibition represent very similar works, but it is not about Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev. Yes, over those many years he has already developed a certain style of work, certain writing, and he approaches to the same themes. Yet we are looking forward his new works impatiently, because he is creating lots of partings and never stays in one place, and can always surprise,” continues Lobar Mirzabayeva. “Despite this fact, art experts say, the artist is not popular. Not being in the center of artistic life makes its effect. We are trying to promote his works. His paintings were exhibited in Latvia, Belgium and Russia. The task of any art expert is the popularization of art works. We live in the 21st century, when easel painting becomes a kind of echo of the past. Therefore, our task is to preserve this kind of fine arts and promote it. Uzbekistan artists are used to express their feelings and imaginations on the two-dimensional surface. I think it is more difficult compared with modern language of installation and performance.”

This solo exhibition of the artist is the third in Tashkent. It will be interesting for viewers to discover the aesthetics of the form and color in the works of Muhammadjon Tadjimirzayev, when the eastern contemplation draws the attention of each to the picture.