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75/78 Bogenbay Batira Street
(corner Kaldayakov)
Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Artists Marat Bekeyev

  Born in 1964 in Aktyubinsk. In 1979 to 1983, studied at the Department of Art and Design of the Aktyubinsk School of Cultural Education, from 1984 till 1990, at the Byelorussian State Theatrical Art Institute of Minsk (Department of Easel Painting). Member of the Artists' Union of RK from 1990. Since 1993, he has been a teacher at the Arts Faculty of the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University. Lives and works in Almaty.
    Marat Bekeyev would rather effectively and enthusiastically work simultaneously on several groups of plots and language systems, look for heraldic lucidity of the nomad image, be it a shepherd, warrior or philosopher, catch the mystic bonds of the Wanderer with the world space, the mesmerising man in love with motion, aspire to touch the unintelligible and embarrassing intensions of the collective unintentional. He would choose between the tribal, national, collective and characteristic, individual and personal. His works had now a clear decorative basis, now pictorial plays of colour stains, where contours and gestures were defined by a thin and nervous line. The picturesque surface presented a colourful foggy space, where the painter's hand now gingerly, now resolutely kept track of the outlines of slipping away figures, determined associative lines of images that appeared to him alone. Several years elapsed and amidst pictures of M. Bekeyev there appeared Kanbak (Tumble-Weed). There a man with balls of this strange plant flying by is plunged into the space of the world and given to the stream of time. Now time for the painter has come to start wandering, however not in the Earth's space, but in inconceivable depths of his memory. Lurking there are precious reminiscences of child's feelings and experiences of real events, which after all this time disappeared from the context of multi-layer life and turned into edges of a bewitching crystal casting its magic light over all the plenitude of being.
    Small canvases concerned with the aul childhood appear to be lucid memoirs started by the painter on the threshold of his forty years. These vivid pictures, which preserve smells and sounds, facts and gestures, sappy shades and dense light are images and signs of the painter's personal life. Every picture gives an idea about the painter's Ego which joins everything: tenderness and severity, trustfulness and irony, wisdom and simplicity, seriousness and gaiety, pliancy and resilience, sensitiveness and rationality. These life (figurative) portrayals indicate the painter's inclinations to see the world, even in the light of day, through the prism of symbols, which send one to deep-laid senses of existence

 
Member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan since 1990.
Participates in exhibitions since 1982.
Since 1998 lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Education


1990
graduated from the Belarussian State Theatre and Fine Arts Institute, Easel Painting Department

1983
graduated from the Aktubinsk Culture College, Arts and Design Department, Aktubinsk, Kazakhstan

Solo exhibitions


2007

“White Wind”. Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2005

“Fiber”. Astana Museum of Modern Art, Kazakhstan

FlamanArt Gallery, Eindhoven, Holland


2003

Eurasia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

“Kanbak”, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2001

From the “Play”, “Psychosis”, “Distemper” series. Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Shezhere Gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan


2000

Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1999

“Riders”, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1998

Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1996

Aktubinsk Drama Theatre, Aktubinsk, Kazakhstan


1995

Russian Collection Gallery, Moscow, Russia


1994

Rukh Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1992

Central Exhibition Hall, Aktubinsk, Kazakhstan

Group exhibitions


2005

“East – West. Graphic Print +”. Austrian-Central Asian Project for Intercultural Cooperation and Graphic Print Development, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2004

“Almaty Art Descent – The Return Home”, Central Exhibition Hall, Aktubinsk, Kazakhstan

“East – West. Graphic Print +”. Austrian-Central Asian Project for Intercultural Cooperation and Graphic Print Development, Aitiev Kyrghyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Exhibition of graphic prints, Amstetten Gallery, Amstetten, Austria

“Modern Art of Kazakhstan”, Intourist-Gallery Eurasia, London, UK; Eurasia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

“Art of Kazakhstan”, Galerie du Moulin, Luxemburg

“Art of Kazakhstan”, Eurasia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


2003

3rd Novosibirsk International Contemporary Easel Graphic Biennial, Novosibirsk State Gallery, Russia


2002

“Tengri-Umai” International Art Festival (Open City), Tengri-Umai NPF, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Beskunak – The Aktubinsk Wind”, joint project with Kuanysh Bazargaliyev and Adaptation rock band, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Nomads’ World”, the President Culture Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

“Art of Nations”, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

“Almaty Artists”, Istanbul, Turkey

“Inkar Gallery Selected Works 2002”, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2001

“Man and Tulip” Festival, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 2nd prize

“Looking into the Future”, the President Culture Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

International exhibition, Vancouver, USA

“Modern Art of Almaty”, Manezh Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

Exhibition dedicated to the tenth anniversary of Independence of Republic of Kazakhstan, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2000

“Heaven”, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Master Class” International Art Festival, Tengri-Umai NPF, Central State Museum, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Exhibition dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1999

“Penetration” (joint project with Askar Esdaulet), Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“The Fifth Continent”, Ark Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Modern Kazakh Art from Richard Spooner’s collection”, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Modern Kazakh Art from Richard Spooner’s Collection”, Astana Museum of Modern Art, Astana, Kazakhstan


1998

Joint exhibition with Kuanysh Bazargaliyev, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Days of Kazakhstan Culture in Turkmenistan”, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Exhibition dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Kurmangazy, Ankara, Istanbul, Turkey


1996
Art Line Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia


1995

Exhibition of Aktubinsk artists, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Parade of Galleries”, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

A jubilee exhibition of Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1990

Exhibition of Aktubinsk artists, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Central Asian festival of young artists “Zhiger 1990”, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Our Contemporary”, Moscow, Russia


1989

“Artist and Ecology”, Minsk, Belorussia

“Gold of Belorussian Vanguard”, Minsk, Belorussia

“Young Belorussian Artists”, Berlin, Germany


1986

Republican exhibition dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of the Belarussian State Theatre and Fine Arts Institute, Minsk, Belorussia


1986-1989

“Youth of the Republic”, annual exhibitions, Minsk, Belorussia

Symposiums and workshops


2007

International graphics print symposium “Tanba”, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Co-curator of the project


2005
Graphic prints workshop, Austrian-Central Asian Project for Intercultural Cooperation and Graphic Print Development, Uralsk, Kazakhstan; Dushanbe, Tajikistan


2004
Austrian-Central Asian Summer Academy for Graphic Print, Wallsee, Austria


2002
5th International Creative Laboratory “TURKSOY”, Mesrin, Itchel province, Turkey


1991
Symposium of young artists in Tau Turgen, Kazakhstan


1989
International workshop of young artists, Senezh, Solnechnogorsk, Russia

Public collections


Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Astana Museum of Modern Art, Astana, Kazakhstan

Umay Museum named after Zhanatai Shardenov, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ministry of Culture of Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan

Union of Artists of Belorussia, Minsk, Belorussia

Union of Artists of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Marat Bekeyev
Artwork title: At sunset (private collection). Artist: Marat BekeyevArtwork title: Evening  (private collection). Artist: Marat Bekeyev
Artwork title: The Clouds (private collection). Artist: Marat BekeyevArtwork title: Night rain (gallery collection). Artist: Marat Bekeyev
Artwork title:  Lunar eclipse. Artist: Marat BekeyevArtwork title: Playing with pebbles (private collection). Artist: Marat Bekeyev
Artwork title: Day. Artist: Marat BekeyevArtwork title: Swings (private collection). Artist: Marat Bekeyev
Artwork title: Evening (private collection). Artist: Marat BekeyevArtwork title: Day. Artist: Marat Bekeyev