|To create his distinctive art, Ormonali Idirisov draws
inspiration from his childhood in the southern region of Osh, Kyrgyz Republic. Born in
1959, he was greatly influenced by the mix of ancient Eastern and modern Western buildings
and lifestyles. This strong link between modernity and antiquity was further ingrained
when he attended the Russian Academy of Industrial Art in St. Petersburg, Russia.
graduation in 1990, he began teaching at the Kyrgyz State Art College and displaying his
art in local and international exhibitions. His works can be found in private collections
in Japan, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, South Korea, Israel, India, Russia,
and throughout Central Asia.
Ormonali's style has been called an original blend of realism and abstract. He plays
with Eastern and European concepts and intertwines the new with the old. He is a member of
the Painters' Union of the Kyrgyz Republic.
198 Tolstoi Street, Apartment 9
"THE COMPOSITION OF OIL LAMP" Canvas, oil, 99x73.5 cm, 2002