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Dilshat Aripov: Artist

Dilshat Aripov is an artist based in Kazakhstan, currently working as a teacher in an art studio while participating in international creative projects.

He recently opened his personal exhibition, “Colors That I Took Under My Heart,” at the Central Exhibition Hall of the State Museum of Fine Arts this past August. The main theme of the exhibition was East Turkistan, including more than 50 pieces from various artists.

Dilshat draws attention to the cultural heritage of Uyghur people in his art. He entered the A. Kasteev School of Fine Arts and Technical Design at age 11, studying various art mediums and taking part in creative competitions and exhibitions. The famous Uyghur artist Ghazi Akhmet, who he was able to meet in his youth, had a great influence on Dilshat and his work.

In 2017, he was accepted to KAZGAS at the Faculty of Design. His work is focused on the everyday life and traditions of Uyghur people. His excellent attention to detail and ability to convey important aspects of the culture is reflected in the clothes, instruments, and appearance of the characters in his work.

Dilshat participated in the contest, “My People” in 2020, taking the grand prize for his painting “Zhumnin pahirlik zhigit kizliri”. In addition, he participated in the annual art contest held by Uyghur Collective, placing 1st for his landscape piece titled “Turfan” in 2019, and 3rd for his portrait “Iparkhan” in 2020 (you can see his pieces here:

In the same year, he created a series of paintings with the theme “The Genocide of the Uyghurs in China,” which was showcased in an exhibition called Art Against Apathy, hosted by Yet Again UK and Nus Ghani MP.

Dilshat then became a member of the Union of Young Artists of Kazakhstan in 2021, taking part in an exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan. His work was accepted into the Duniya Art Gallery of Contemporary Art this year, headed by Guliyev Akimzhan Ilakhunovich.

The private works of Dilshat can be found in Kazakhstan, England, Canada, the USA, and Germany, among others.

Incredible pieces, Dilshat. We look forward to seeing your future work!

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