ARTISTS

Eliyar Alimirzoyev

Eliyar Alimirzoyev
Born 1961 in Qusari, Azerbaijan
Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan
He was a founder of the art group “Labyrinth”.
 
2002 worked again for two months in East Timor
2001 worked for two months in war-torn East Timor. There the artist painted his thematic works, including landscapes and portraits that reflect particularities of the island’s nature and inhabitants. He became the first artist working in East Timor to have held a solo exhibition there.
since 1988 Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR and the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan
1981 graduated from Azimzade State Art College in Baku, Azerbaijan
 
Honoured titles and awards
2006 Title “Honorary Artist” of Azerbaijan
 
Collections
-      State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
-      Funen Art Museum, Odense, Denmark
-      The Union of Artists of Russia
-      The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
-      The Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan
-      The Albertina, Vienna, Austria
-      Tomsk State Museum, Russia
Alimirzoyev’s ethereal canvases remind one of the texture of dreams – gilded, saturated, bright, yet elusive. Even in his still lives, a rather classical and conservative genre, he has retained his signature manner of painting, his stylistic originality. The pastiche of the old masters harmonizes with the fundamental ideas of modern art. This same bridge through time is evoked upon viewing Alimirzoyev’s landscapes, with their ghostly worlds, that differ ever so slightly from the real universe.
Other works by him forces the viewer to ponder the depths of mankind’s problems. 
Expectation - Oil on canvas - 59x40
Still Life - Oil on canvas - 48x110
Landscape - Oil on canvas - 100x35
Portrait - Oil on canvas - 80x60
Red Shoe - Oil on canvas - 110x84
Watermelon - Oil on canvas - 60x50
Woman with a Bird - Oil on canvas - 90x120
Eliyar Alimirzoyev
Solo exhibitions
2011 “Art Pearls”, exhibition with Van Cleef & Arpels, Modern Art Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan
2008 QGallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2001 QGallery, Baku/ Dili, East Timor
1996 V. Samedova Exhibition Hall, Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
 
Group exhibitions (Selection)
2013  Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin Germany
2011 “Harmony”, exhibition of Azeri artists, YEOSAMI Cultural Centre, Seoul, South Korea
2008  Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
2005 “Homme et Femme”, Museum Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
2004 “Modern Art of Azerbaijan”, Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., USA
2003 “Grands et Jeunes”, Gran-Prix, France International exhibition of a miniature, France
1999 Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
“Eurasian Zone”, Art Manege ’99’, The Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
1998 “Contemporary Art of Azerbaijan”, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA
1991 “Exhibition of Young Artist”, Inselstrasse-13 Gal­lery, Berlin, Germany
“7+7”, Kunsthalle Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Co­penhagen Art Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
“New Circle’”, Kiev, Ukraine
Martin Luther King Library, Washington, D.C., USA
1990 “Exhibition of Avantgarde”, Crakow, Poland
“Painting”, Beijing, China
“Soviet Art”, Seoul, South Korea
1989 “All-Union Exhibition of Art”, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
1988 “Modern Art of Azerbaijan”, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
 
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