Kaleidoscope Timur Akhmedov
Timur Akhmedov’s Kaleidoscope at Andakulova Gallery
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Andakulova Gallery in Dubai has arranged Kaleidoscope, distinguished Uzbek artist Timur Akhmedov‘s solo exhibition. On view is a collection of his enigmatic paintings, which invite an audience to dive in the depths of human feelings and the beauty of the natural world. The show will be open to the public until 15 September 2023.

As an artist, Akhmedov combines the methods of European art school and his native (Central Asian) cultural traditions. Colour plays a crucial role in his work: he is famous for using a bold palette. Employing saturated colours, which include Asian turquoise, warm ochre, and vibrant reds, he creates expressive complex compositions full of hidden symbolism. Incorporating elements of both realism and abstraction, they depict a surreal world and fairy-tale-like characters.

Timur Akhmedov, Untitled, 2022. Oil on canvas. 200 x 100 cm.

In Akhmedov’s art, harmony is one of the key features. Here, it is not only about harmony itself, but also about harmony between oneself and the world. His art is an attempt to find a connection with the world and simultaneously to escape from it to a better realm. Through his highly decorative and memorable images, Akhmedov skillfully conveys experiences and different shades of emotions. Among the themes he is also interested in are identity, culture, and social issues.

About the artist

Timur Ernst Akhmedov (b. 1968, Uzbekistan) is a renowned Uzbek painter residing in Tashkent, where he was born. He studied painting at Republican College of Art, Tashkent. After graduation in 1987, Akhmedov entered the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan and studied at the Department of Illustration. In 1997, the artist won the Grand Prix of Biennale Asia – Art, Uzbekistan. A London Member of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, Akhmedov also spent a year (1998–1999) at Studio Royal Academy, London, UK.

Timur Akhmedov, Unicorn, 2015. Oil on canvas. 100 x 200 cm.

The artist has been a participant of multiple exhibitions and art events, for example, NordArt (Germany, 2021); Twelve Symbols (Tashkent, 2020); World Art Dubai (2016); Central Asia Art Month (Abu Dhabi, 2015); Art Fair Dubai (2014); St. Moritz Art Fest (Switzerland, 2008); London Art Fair (UK, 2007); Contemporary Art Fair (Glasgow, UK, 2005); and Chelsea Art fair (London, 2004). His art has been displayed at such venues as Ilkhom Theatre (Uzbekistan); Galina Maxwell Gallery (Richmond, UK, and France); Hay Hill Gallery and Maison Du Monde (London); The Biscuit Factory Gallery (New Castle, UK); Marbella Club (Spain); Cherry Creek Gallery (Oxted, Surrey, UK); and others. Since 2013, Akhmedov has been represented by Andakulova Gallery, Dubai.

To learn more about the Kaleidoscope show, please visit its official web page.

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