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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

NODIR SHOABDURAKHIMOV













NODIR SHOABDURAKHIMOV


Date of: 1962. Place of birth: city of Tashkent.

Dates: 1978 – 1982. Benkov’s Republican College of Art. 1982 – 1989. Ostrovskiy’s Tashkent State Theatrical Art institute.

Participant of the exhibitions from 1989.

The member of Academy of Art of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The pictures were exhibited on the Regional, Republican and All – Union Exhibitions.

The pictures are in Administration of Art Exhibitions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Museums of History of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the Temurid’s Museum, in the NBU s collections of pictures, in Germany, Italy, Russia, Pakistan, England, Belgium.



His sign. It is the White Tiger. He is a poet who writes with paints and canvas. When looking at his artwork the fascinating lines from Hayam and Navoi’s poetry come twirling in to one’s mind and then, one feels an Oriental soft and delicate melody beginning deep in to one’s soul.

Associations. These are Oriental miniature paintings, tales, ancient myths, poetics and music. Nodir draws inspiration from romantic literary images that rise anew in his paintings.

His style. One of few painters, he makes one feel color with the subconscious. His paintings astonish people with their subtle colorings and illuminating lines-and he uses local and basic colours. His palette is rich in a great variety of tints and shades. His compositions are simple yet impressive in their perfection.

His muse. Poetics and beauty: the beauty of woman and harmony of being. He is a romanticist who sees no darks – he enchants only the beauty.

His images. They are inspired by legends. However, every image he creates he works over his ‘self ’, by this giving to these images Oriental features.

The Wind is the flapping vestment of the Riding-Over-the-Waves – she is an inspiration and a creative insight, a symbol of fantasy, flight and free spirit.

His Universe. This is the world of dreams where the evil and vices are unknown. Here is the place where Minotaur throws the veil from his soul of a romanticist in love bending knees before a woman, for he is inebriated with her. However, it is just a dream the dream of Minotaur in which Zeus, who turned into the ram, abducts Europe and fly ahead. Zeus flies over Narcissus – a boy from the neighboring village, the three Graces twirling in an Oriental dance following some temperamental rhythm. It does not matter that the country is named Greece; here in the fairy-tale Eastern, everything looks different.

His world. This is the world of harmony and purity. He enchants ordinary and earthly happiness – to love and to be loved. What words can express this happiness? Maybe, this word is ‘family’ blessed with harmony and calmness. Where are we to seek for happiness? Maybe, in the talk between man and woman whose love gave to the world another human being who is still too small.

His reflections. This is the endless quest of the truth. Where is the watershed between the good and the evil? How to tell the truth from a lie? A warrior is obliged to defend, but does a war have meaning? Why do only the adults know fear? Perhaps, because children have nothing to conceal.

His love. It is something lofty. Woman embodies loftiness and harmony. The Four seasons are the four states of women: woman is as mother, woman as child, woman is as lover, and woman as muse.

His mission. His mission is to create beauty, to seek for beauty, and to find beauty. He goes along the path predestined to that and leads to the desired Tree of Happiness to tie a white ribbon of his hopes onto the Tree’s branches.




Nargiza Toshpulatova

Art Critic



Nodir Shoabdurakhimov is one the most brilliant and original painters of our time. He knows very well the life, rituals, traditions, and history of the Uzbek people. His creative activity is driven with and psychological interrelationships between the characters of his paintings. He is an outstanding master of color and style, anchored in national roots as regards his artistic manner by folk poetry and music of our ancient beautiful land. The paintings of artist Nodir Shoabdurakhimov enrich viewers’ spirituality and tear from the concerns of the day, asserting highly moral ethic principles of human intercommunication, as was with the best artworks of the previous epochs.



Academician Bakhodir Djalal.










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