Exhibition of Kazakh artists takes place in London
An exhibition of works by artists Almagul Menlibayeva and Yerbossyn Meldibekov has opened in Cromwell Place art gallery in London. The exposition features both new and already well-known projects of the Kazakh artists, which are still relevant today. For example, an art piece by Yerbossyn Meldibekov titled “Transformer” depicts a small park in Uzbekistan.
“My favorite exhibition of all of our launch is the Transformer Exhibition, which I think you will hear about, representing the statue in Tashkent, that over a hundred and twenty years had, I believe, 10 or 11 different statues put on it. And that’s becoming more and more relevant in Western society with cancel culture. We are seeing now more people are trying to topple statues. This exhibition is very important because it is a point of view sometimes that we don’t hear in the Western World, Central Asia has a very rich history,” said Preston Benson, Managing Director, Cromwell Place Art Gallery
“Our authors enjoy great popularity. Artists such as Almagul Menlibayeva and Yerbossyn Meldibekov are exhibiting their works in many museum collections. Their masterpieces are exhibited in group exhibitions of all kinds. As a gallery, it is important for us to exhibit their works here in London, since this city is quite a central point in the sphere of culture. Collectors and curators from all over the world come here,” said Director of the Aspan Gallery Meruyert Kaliyeva.
Museums and collectors from all over the world generate interest in works of the Kazakh artists. The work “Lenin Peak”, which depicts the mountain on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, is estimated at 15,000 euros. Three versions out of four have been already sold out. Among those who purchased the painting is the famous Hong Kong Museum of Art.
“That’s amazing. I just loved it. You know I can’t thank the Aspan Gallery. It’s an honor for a foreign place to have the Aspan Gallery exhibiting for the first time in London with us. The exhibition is fantastic. They’ve done a great job putting everything together,” shared her thoughts one of the exhibition visitors.
“It’s something new for me, which is really lovely. And especially this piece is definitely my favorite out of collection here. Just the kind of texture that is going on the light way and how it hits the lady in the foreground. It’s just beautiful,” gave her impressions another visitor.
The Kazakh masters in London were represented by an Almaty gallery. In Kazakhstan, it annually holds several exhibitions a year with participation of nearly 14 artists from Central Asian countires. Now, as a member of the Cromwell Place art gallery, it will be able to display works of Kazakh artists in London four times a year.