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The photos showcase the talent of Suiorkul Doorov, a Kyrgyz artist who first exhibition is being shown at the Morna Art Gallery in Prague, a new gallery that strives to provide a platform for young artists. The gallery opened in July 2011 and Doorov’s exhibit,”The Firstling”, opened January 6, 2012.
In an interview with Venera Djumataeva, Director of Radio Azattyk, Suiorkul said that he identifies with Vasily Vereschagin (1842-1909), the great Russian painter who brought the very first pictures and portraits from Central Asia to Russia and Europe, introducing a whole new audience to the beauty and traditions of Central Asia, and especially Ferghana Valley. Suiorkul believes his paintings bring to new European audiences a fresh vision of everyday life in Central Asia.
Suiorkul, 27, was born and grew up in the town Isfana, in the remote Batken region on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. In his paintings, Suiorkul reflects the richness of his own multicultural background, combining features of Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Tajik culture and allowing people of various ethnicities to live together in his art.
All pictures were taken by our RFE/RL colleague Torokul Doorov, Suiorkul’s brother.
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