Ramazan Useinov, Bride, 2009, oil on canvas, 60х90 cm
Every artist is proud to be unique, with his/her own style, recognizable...
Ramazan Useinov has managed to do so.
Let's point out some iconography of his work and specifics as well.
Birds- sometimes they are free, sometimes in cage. They present our soul - either is free or captured.
Houses- white ones belongs to the future, colored to the past. Future is still waiting to be find so the house, his new home. It will get the color once it will be found.
Asleep characters- many people in Ramazan's paintings are like dreaming, thinking and being worried about their future. They are in a state of contemplation.
Magical creatures- they look close to real animals but taking a better look you might notice the difference. They carry people on their back, they follow men... they are helpful. Sometimes artist is depicting himself like this creature.
Colorful dresses and covers- shows artist's connection with the tradition from Uzbekistan which will always follows him where ever he will be in the future.
Yellow background- reminiscent of the desert which he walked to find a new home.
Repeated motifs - like houses, birds, sun, animals are always finding a good reason to be back on canvas- this does not diminish the greatness of his artistic expression - the artist is only a human having thoughts that occupied him, as his art is all about his life.