Ramazan Useinov

ARTIST/PAINTER

Ramazan Useinov is an artist whose journey began long before his birth. Coming from a family who faced war and deportation, forced to abandon their homeland, Crimea, the artist was born in 1949, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, far away from his beloved Crimea. In Uzbekistan he grew up between vineyards, as his father was a winegrower and winemaker who dreamt for his son to take over the family’s small business. Instead, Ramazan dreamt of becoming an

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Ramazan Useinov is an artist whose journey began long before his birth. Coming from a family who faced war and deportation, forced to abandon their homeland, Crimea, the artist was born in 1949, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, far away from his beloved Crimea. In Uzbekistan he grew up between vineyards, as his father was a winegrower and winemaker who dreamt for his son to take over the family’s small business. Instead, Ramazan dreamt of becoming an artist. In 1967, after a long and big confrontation with his family, he finally became a student at the Republican College of Arts P.P. Benkov in Tashkent. After graduation, in 1972, Ramazan returned to Samarkand where he started to work at the Art Foundation.

In the early 90’s, Ramazan Useinov felt he had to go back, he had to return to the land of his parents. He returned to Crimea and his artworks acquired a more somber, melancholy mood than his earlier paintings. In most of Ramazan’s paintings we find travelers, buskers, wanderers with poor carts, covered with bright rags. They carry submissively not only all their belongings, but their entire world. The laconic palette explodes occasionally with bright shiny happy colors, a feature of his Samarkand memories and his life back in Uzbekistan. The entire Useinov’s artistic opus is a journey determined by his endless love towards his motherland, and will remind you of the masters of the 20th century who struggled to bring back the perfect harmony between man and nature. Respecting his roots, Ramazan’s paintings cherish the rich Islamic culture. For this reason, his works always display vibrant oriental details and Islamic motives.

Useinov’s artworks are displayed in museums in Moscow, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Nukus, Sevastopol, Simferopol and are kept in private collections in Europe, Asia and America.

Awards/Recognitions | selected

2009 – Received title of Honored Artists of Ukraine
1998 – Awarded Triennial Award for film Flight of Birds, Kiev, Ukraine
1987 – Became a member of the 23, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Solo Exhibitions | selected

2015 – Eastern Wind, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2010 – Anniversary Exhibition, Artists’ House, Simferopol, Crimea
2006 – Gallery White Moon, Odessa, Ukraine
2006 – Central House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
2006 – Gallery M-Art, Sevastopol, Crimea
2005 – Gallery Kolo, Kiev, Ukraine
2005 – Gallery Alla Rogers, Washington, United States
2005 – Ukrainian Embassy, Washington, United States
2002 – Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2000 – Simferopol Art Museum, Simferopol, Crimea
1991 – Gallery East, Moscow, Russia

Group Exhibitions | selected

2014 – Gallery Art, Geneva, Switzerland
2014 – The State Museum of Oriental Nations, Moscow, Russia
2013 –  The State Museum of Art, Kazan, Russia
2012 – Presentation Gran Prix Turks, Ankara, Turkey
2010 – International exhibition, Art museum Khan’s Palace, Bakhchisarai, Crimea
2010 – Group Exhibition, Lyon, France
2009 – Group Exhibition Art-Kyiv, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 – The Municipal Gallery, Shanghai, China
2008 – On the Baltic to the Black Sea, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
2007 – Museum A. Green, Feodosia, Crimea
2006 – Art Museum, Dnepropetrovsk, Crimea
2006 – Gallery Arlis, Nikopol, Ukraine
2005 – Golden Adriatic, Gallery Kolo, Kiev, Ukraine
2005 – Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, United States
2004 – Nude on a Background of the Sea,” Gallery Kolo, Kiev, Ukraine
2004 – Krimsky Val, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2003 – Group Exhibition, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2002 – Central House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 – The creative team of Troy, Ankara, Turkey
2000 – Outdoor Island Veranka, Kecskemet, Hungary
1999 – Duo Exhibition with Aider Aliyev, Berlin, Magdeburg and Hamburg ,Germany
1998 – Art Triennial, Kiev, Ukraine
1997 – Central House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 – Gallery in the Gallery, Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1994 – Duo Exhibition with Mamut Churlu, Cologne, Municha and Hamburg, Germany
1994 – East Gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
1993 – The International Exhibition of ART-MYTH 3, Arena, Moscow, Russia
1991 – The International Exhibition of ART-MYTH 2, Arena, Moscow, Russia

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