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Berik Zhandar

Berik Zhandar

Berik Zhandar, artist from Shymkent, Kazakhstan. In 1998 he graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in Almaty. Participant in city and republican exhibitions, symposia.

In the mid-90s, the Hungarian Embassy in Kazakhstan held an exhibition dedicated to the French artist Victor Vasarely, a representative of the Op-Art direction. Geometric compositions were created under the great impression from this exhibition. The first of them is "Green Field", "May 1", "Morning", "Day and Night", etc. Geometric abstraction stood out as one of the main directions of creativity. The first sketches of the works are created on paper with colored pencils, gouache, etc. Successful works are subsequently processed on a computer for better presentation and perception. The creation of a series of works and several variations of the geometric compositions "Alasha", "Kurak" originate from Kazakh applied art, folk art, and are found in geometric ornaments, carpets, kurakorp and yurt interior items.

In subsequent years, he studied the fine arts of the 20th century - minimalism, suprematism, op-art, geometric abstraction. Developing research in this area, geometric compositions appear, where the shape and color on the plane are in harmony, complement the general idea.