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Rysbek
Akhmetov

Russia 
1942−1995
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Born: Village of Abay – Bazar Keles district, South – Kazakhstan oblast.

1963 - art College named after p. P. Benkov. Tashkent.

1967 – the Tashkent theatre and art Institute named after A. N. Ostrovsky, Department "monumental-decorative and architectural sculpture."

1969 – Member of the Artists Union of the USSR

Works are in the Tretyakov gallery, Moscow.

Museum of fine arts named after A. Kasteev, Almaty.

Work in private collections of Kazakhstan, great Britain, France, Japan, etc. art Artist belongs to the generation of the sixties has done much for the development of fine school of Kazakhstan.

The work of Rysbek Akhmetov is in the fine arts of Kazakhstan is a significant place. His work to this day, attract more and more attention of the audience and art lovers. This interest is caused by deep penetration of the sculptor in a world of created images. In portraits Akhmetov presented an interesting gallery of different characters. In the compositions depicted scenes from fairy tales and epics.

Particular the integrity and credibility of plastic solution, the common sense and ability to keep the uniqueness of concrete poetry and restraint – these are qualities that characterize the work of Rysbek Akhmetov. To be truly national artist today is impossible without a broad-minded, his view of the era, problems of time, Akhmetov is one of the first sculptors have stepped up interest in the national heritage in modern plastics.

Traditions of an ancient culture come alive in his work. Confident vision of the whole, the ability to extract rhythmic and textural effects of the material together in his best works, with a lyrical tone. The ability to make them talk and spice up the silent material that glorify human beauty, passion, thoughts – all this is subject to the creativity of Rysbek Akhmetov. Able to find your visual language and handwriting realization for the chosen plan. The sculptor solves new challenges, its own way of reinterpreting the traditions of Kazakh art. The images are created, they carry the freshness of feelings, attitudes, flexibility of rhythms. The sculptor tries to work mainly in the material, the chamotte. This material radiates the warmth of the sun, with Golden shades. The porous surface of grog, like a living texture, allows you to create forms. The Rysbek yeah you said that, working in this material need to be able not to torture him, you need to sculpt in one breath, as in the clay man's soul once departed from life. Works Akhmetov characterized by the enlargement of the volumes, the desire for decoration. The decor in his works is minimal, made in the form of a light relief texture some color salts that reveal only structural features of the work. All his works are in the Museum. Kasteev, in private collections and in galleries named after him reveals the outstanding talent of the sculptor and indicate an interesting perception of man and the world.

The entire life of the sculptor for the meaning and substance of life was a creative work. For him there were no holidays, no weekends, he said that life is not so long and need to leave their works for posterity. He admired the deep wisdom of folk sculpture, its inspiration, with the precision and simplicity of means of expression. It works without sentimentality and exaltation tells about the eternal soul of the people. Akhmetov also kept an eye on the modern realistic movement in sculpture to take into account their experience. The Rysbek yeah in his manner expressed a lot of human content, so the expression of his works is original, original, and in it there is the personal "I". Material in his works, sounds, and stresses its meaning.

The Rysbek Akhmetov freely passed from statues to figurines, from the sculptural group to the monumental project, from the medals to the openwork compositions. His work can be found in a variety of form and genre works, they open a huge world of beauty, truth and goodness. In the works of Rysbek Akhmetov subtle sense complements the natural imagination. Getting serious training, raised in the spirit of high insistence to itself and conscious of the significance of the distinct sculpture as art, great thought, he from the first steps sought to search own plastic language.

Akhmetov was born on 3 Jan 1942 in Abai village of Keles district, Chimkent region. After an early graduation from the Tashkent art school, he enrolled in the Tashkent theatre and art Institute from which he graduated in 1968. These were the years not only studying, preparing for takeoff it was creativity itself. The Rysbek Akhmetov went to the Soviet sculpture already established sculptor.

Then it was created many portraits, which were felt sensitivity, the living warmth of the fingers of a sculptor. A favorite genre was the Rysbek yeah portrait.Indeed, in the portrait of a person is most clearly visible in the nuances of his character, in the moments of his state of mind and being. He has created a unique world of images of national heroes, a gallery of portraits of the great. In this tiny shop looking at each other as if mentally communicated different epochs, bringing together the talent of the sculptor: Abu Nasr al – Farabi with Olzhas Suleimenov, Mukagali Makataev with Kurmangazy, Ahmet Baitursynov, Magzhan Zhumabaev, the Gap of Kaiyrbekov, Tholen Abdikov, Abish kekilbaev, Sherkhan Murtaza, Abdilda Tazhibayev, Asanali Ashimov, Yermek Serkebayev. Just over three hundred portraits. What more are portraits of artists, quite naturally, since each artist share and understand the feelings and thoughts of a creative person. From the pictures of great men are always waiting for a particular depth of significance. Require the commensurability of the image with the ideas, deeds and fate of the hero. The Rysbek Akhmetov managed to Express it in their works. Exciting challenges the genre of historical portrait of the sculptor. First of all, a complex and strong personality give the opportunity not only to Express their attitude to their art or activity, but also to history, to give his perception of human individuality and its place and role in the world. Philosophical and ethical content in this genre can be particularly large, in addition, the sculptor requires high culture, authentic intelegentnoy, good knowledge era, iconographic and documentary material, ability to critically use it, that, without depriving the work required in this genre of "recognition" of the character, show it in new ways, independently and deeply. Finally, the professional skill of the author here can be demonstrated in the plasticity of historical costume accessories and realities. And all these tasks must be subordinated to the main goal – the creation of convincing and full-blooded image. For Akhmetov every person is a Creator, and his whole life is an act of constant creation. Silhouettes portraits, as a rule is generalized, it is important only to emphasize parts of the character. Amazing tracks made in the style of the ancient masters." Arman" - A Dream. The work is done in the chamotte, covered with red salts. Master portrayed the boy who is leaning on the donkey was thinking about something distant. Even facial expression, dreamy childish. In this work a feeling of lightness and childhood. Although this material requires more generality, the sculptor was able to convey easy inspiration which can be only in childhood.

"Caravan" - fireclay. The sculptural composition from childhood. Memories bright are deposited in the human mind and then influenced his life and work. He told how the caravan was moved from place to place and he is sleeping in a crib sleeping on the back of a camel. The very composition, is a traditional stage associated with migrations to new pastures. The sculptor, who in small plastic depicts the various genre scenes in the style of folk toys, here most clearly demonstrates his mastery in this kind. The composition itself consists of several pieces, and gives you the opportunity for free-link them on the plane. The sculptor sees in this story of great significance and solemnity, along with subtle humor and an easy groteskovosti in the transmission of characters. All this vzaimodestvie leisurely and important movements of the camels and tranquility of silhouettes of sitting women is emphasized by the display of frolicking children, one which is located behind his mother, and other comfy sitting in a bag on the camel's back. All figures are depicted in a generalized form with only a small detail in the modeling of persons and ornaments. The artist emphasized the importance of the solemnity and gravity of a floating procession. The sculptor successfully managed to convey his idea of the folk tradition through externally naive and uncomplicated composition has made a living harmony between simple and complex.

"Teahouse" is a work of small size, is a figure of the sitting man with bowl in hand. This fragment can be seen in any village or town in the East, where the process of tea drinking has become a ritual, a mysterious character. In the teahouse was going to communicate, to share and to hear the news. State of relaxedness and ease is successfully depicted by the sculptor. This composition posed people's artist of Kudaibergen sultanbayev, the artist himself and taken the story complement each other. From the sculpture breathes humor and warmth, roundness and generality of volume create an atmosphere of kindness. Your face turned to the side creates an interaction with the environment with the viewer. Pleats accentuate the complexity of the movement.

"Five brothers" - this sculpture is made in fireclay. The sculptor depicted a stylized as a toy donkey and sat on it five boys. The decorations used in the faces and decorations. Boys static with very funny facial expressions. The Rysbek yeah laughing, saying that among them himself. Simple story raises a smile. The kindness and openness of the author is manifested in his compositions came from his work.

Silhouette sculptures Akhmetov, as a rule. Greatly summarized, it is important to emphasize only those details which "push" the viewer h "guessing". And therefore "creativity" with the sculptor.

"fighters" - the Work is done in the style of Oriental folk toys, with her usual methods of interpretation and humour in the transfer of all the familiar national holidays. The composition itself is a symmetric and stable group of two wrestlers. Here the task is to convey the phenomenon of the fight, after the conflict between the two silhouettes, with widely spaced legs, elongated torso and similar entities. Two figures crowned with one head and two faces. Here, the reduction of artistic means are justified as a symbolic value means a lot. The material becomes ductile and flexible as the idea of the author. A sculptor with a good sense of humor believes in the inviolability of the foundations of life and traditions and this is reflected in the special sustainability and its strict symmetry.

"Tomiris" - a work of fine sculpture, in which lots of latent energy. Archaic interpretation of the image of Tomiris finds an echo of the ancient stone sculptures of the peoples of the East and images of the sculpture of Greece of the early period. A highly generalized form of female figure form a clear and dramatic silhouette, which gives this work considerable monumentality. The movement here is symbolic, Polonina torso, arms and legs – everything is subordinated to one powerful act of stringing the bow.

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