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Zhamilya Taken

Date of birth: 1May 1961,Almaty, Kazakhstan
Occupation: Painting
Education: Abai Kazakh National University, 1982
Zhamilya Taken's paintings  are currently in private collections in Kazakhstan, the U. S., France, Great Britain, and in the collection of the National Museum of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, at the Kasteyev Museum of Arts, Almaty. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Union of Artists, President of the Tan Sholpan International Independent Female Artists' Foundation.

Artist: Zhamilya Taken

Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan




Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Broken Mirrors", June 10 - July 22 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
It is important for me to convey the theme of my works that we are guests on our planet, everything is perishable, and nature is eternal. “Witnesses” reflect this theme well, we have come and gone, and the stones will watch everything that happens for millions of years.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I draw inspiration from events, the society around me, people, nature.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
I am an indifferent person. It was painful for me to watch how my beautiful country was robbed for 30 years, the harsh totalitarian regime that violates human rights caused me protest moods, which were displayed in my paintings. I hope for a better life in my beloved Kazakhstan!
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
Keep working, look for new topics, there is no limit to perfection. And in painting, as in other forms of art, only constant work makes us better, and the results will be seen.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Do not stop in your creative search, enjoy this process, and ask yourself questions when working on the concept of the picture: What do you want to say with this? and how did you do it?
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