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Arsen Kurbanov strives to combine the techniques of the old masters-Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer are two of his favorites-with a contemporary, personal sense of imagery. Biblical and historical references appear alongside modern elements in his paintings, often producing an atmosphere of mystery. Portraiture commands a prominent position in his work. Kurbanov's portraits are intended to be compositions in their own right, in addition to presenting precise, almost photographic likenesses of the sitters.
Born 1969, in Makhachkala, Daghestan.
1988 graduated from Dzhemal Art College, Makhachkala.
1994 graduated from I.E. Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Since 2008 teaching staff of easel painting department of the I.E. Repin Institute.