The Charm of Native Landscapes
“Sunny Uzbekistan is my dear homeland, and I do not get tired of depicting its beauty on my canvases,” are the words of a citizen of Uzbekistan of Korean nationality who displayed his paintings at the exhibition timed to the 80th anniversary of the residing of Koreans in Uzbekistan.
The Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Uzbekistan together with the Association of Korean Cultural Centers of Uzbekistan organized an exhibition in Tashkent timed to the 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea, as well as the 80th anniversary of the residence of our compatriots of Korean nationality in Uzbekistan. Representatives of the diplomatic corps, art historians, artists and media workers took part in the opening ceremony.
The exhibition displays about 150 paintings in the genre of fine arts and graphics.
Chairman of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan Akmal Nuriddinov, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Chung Sye-kyun, Honored Cultural Worker of the Republic of Uzbekistan Iskra Shin and others particularly noted that friendly relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea serve to strengthen mutual trust and mutually beneficial relations.
The Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan jointly with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Uzbekistan organizes various exhibitions and projects.
This exhibition, organized as part of the Korean Festival 2017, is dedicated to the creativity of our compatriots of Korean nationality - famous artists Nikolay Shin, Nikolay Pak, Anatoliy Ligay, Aleksandr Lee, Iskra Shin, Lana Lim, Elena Lee, Vladimir Kim, Tatyana Lee, Svetlana Shin, and Svetlana Tsoy.
Tatyana Lee, who depicts the life and nature of our country in her paintings, is a participant and winner of various competitions.
“Sunny Uzbekistan is for me a dear Motherland,” she says. “I do not get tired of depicting on its beauty my canvases. Mutual closeness and similarity of the two peoples call upon us to work together, to engage in creativity. In the creativity of my father Aleksandr Lee, my mother Galina Lee, my sister Maria LeeSophie and my creativity, the reflection of the way of life of Uzbek and Korean peoples, their common features and customs prevails. This is for us not only pride, but also a high honor.”
The exhibition in the Tashkent House of Photography was dedicated to the same two significant dates, which was organized by the Gyeonggi Fine Arts Association of the Republic of Korea.
Opening the exhibition, the deputy chairman of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, the chairman of the Gyeonggi Fine Arts Association and others noted that the diplomatic relations between the two states play an important role in strengthening the friendship of Uzbek and Korean peoples and cooperation in the spheres of economy, culture and art.
In our country, citizens of Korean nationality live in peace and harmony with representatives of other nationalities. After gaining independence, Uzbekistan along with other countries established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Korea. Multifaceted cooperation between the two countries is being strengthened from year to year in various fields, including in the field of fine arts.
The canvases created by the members of the Gyeonggi Fine Arts Association ‘The Blossoming Plum Tree’, ‘The Amazing Woman’, ‘The Flowers of Love’, ‘The Taste of the Grapes’, ‘Harmony of the World’, ‘The Feelings of the Red Forest’, ‘The Beauty of Autumn’ reflect the identity of the culture of the people of South Korea, its beautiful nature. Consonant with these works canvases ‘Heavenly Horses’, ‘White Morning’, ‘Land, Where the Lotus Blooms’, ‘Holy Family’, ‘Good Morning’ of Uzbek artists in bright colors depict our homeland, its unique and rich nature, generous people, national traditions and customs.