April 2013-Alif Art Gallery prepares for its second Central Asia exhibition since it opened end of January 2013, featuring artist Rima Gagloeva for the first time in the region. This exhibition reinforces Alif's mission to bring more awareness to Central Asian art and culture.
The upcoming exhibition will run from 22 April till 22 May 2013 and will be launched in an event with details to follow.
Rimma Gagloeva was born and raised in a tribal village. Since childhood she viewed & absorbed a deliberate and sustained rhythm of village life, with its sort of ritual and poetic verse of work and holidays. The beautiful Ossetian mountains & landscapes she grew up with from her childhood remained the main subject matter of her work for a lifetime. They are full of visible energy and power.
Over the past three decades Gagloeva's style of landscape painting has undergone fundamental changes. It appeared on her canvas as a reflection of the changes undergone in the relation between man and nature. Nature itself has always been a reflection of harmony and beauty for Gagloeva.For Rimma the mountains are not just a Grande collection of stones or a unique exotic creation of underground forces, but a native & sincere natural habitat. This is why in her work often features small tribal villages tagged in the mountains, and human figures in the fields.
Founded by Natalya Andakulova, Alif Art Gallery is located at Damac Park Tower, as part of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Alif Art Gallery's mission is to highlight Central Asiaian contemporary visual arts and show commercial and non-commercial exhibitions. The gallery represents emerging and established artists from Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
For more info or to contact the gallery please visit www.alifartgallery.ae. Operating hours 10am-7pm Saturday to Thursday .
About Rimma Gagloeva-Rimma Gagloeva is undeniably one of the most recognized old masters of ex-USSR. Rimma was born in 1940 in Tskhinvali (North Ossetiya) and was brought up in Ossetia, a small tribal village. In 1962 she graduated from the Tskhinvali Art School, and in 1967 graduated from the Tashkent State Theatre and Art Institute named after A. N. Ostrovsky. In 1971, Rimma became a member of the Artists Union of USSR. She is also a member of the creative Association of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan since 1997.
Rimma Gagloeva lives and works in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She was named “Honored Artist” of Uzbekistan.
RImma is a regular participant in national and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions in Russia, Ossetia, Bulgaria & Switzerland. She participated in group exhibitions in State Republic Galleries in England, USA and Germany.
Her works have been acquired and belong in the collections of the State Museum of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan and in the State Museum – “Tretyakov Painting Gallery” of Russia.
About Alif Art Gallery: Address: Damac towers, Tower A N18, level P4, DIFC, Park Towers, Dubai
Alif Art Gallery is an Uzbek gallery based in Dubai, UAE and focuses on contemporary Central Asian Art. The gallery's focus is to represent Central Asia's contemporary visual arts in the Middle East and beyond, through both commercial and non-commercial exhibitions showing emerging and established artists from Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Alif Art Gallery has a goal to promote the understanding of the rich Central Asian culture and reflect the region's long-standing heritage through an educational programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours. The gallery will also represent the following artists after opening: Andrey Krikis, Bobur Ismoilov, Jamol Usmanov, Daima Rakhmanbekova, Maxime Vardanyan, Tokhir Karimov, Timur Akhmedov. Annya Sand, Asliddin Isaev, Azamat Khatamov.
About the Founder:The gallery's founder Natalya Andakulova is born and raised in Uzbekistan before settling in Dubai. After studying at the Pedagogical Institute in Samarqand and subsequently gaining an MA, Natalya Andakulova undertook professional training at the Japanese Centre for Human development in Tashkent. Further study at the Republican College of Art in Tashkent led Natalya to choose a career path in the Arts. She has since focused her professional consultation services on private art dealing and opening a commercial art gallery.