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Besides being a talented and prolific painter, Jusup Mataev is the designer of the Kyrgyz national flag. At 46 years old, Jusup has developed his painting style and participated in numerous national and international exhibitions since his graduation from the Kyrgyz State Art College in 1978.

Just some of these exhibitions include the 40th anniversary of the Great Patriot War victory in Bishkek (1985); "Human, Nature, Society" in Moscow, Russia (1992); "Painters of Kyrgyzstan," which toured Malaysia, Turkey, and France (1997-2001); the 70th Anniversary of Ch. Aitmatov in Brussels, Belgium (1999); and the "International Festival of Arts" in Osh, Kyrgyz Republic (2000).

Jusup's works are located throughout the Kyrgyz Republic in the Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Art, the Naryn Museum of Local Folklore, the Naryn Gallery, and the Gertsen Museum in Talas, as well as in private collections in other CIS countries, Germany, Austria, Japan, USA, Italy, France, Korea, Canada, and Turkey. He has been a member of the Kyrgyz Painters' Union since 1992.


H. 3, Apartment 15
Bishkek 720031
Kyrgyz Republic

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"THE MORNING" Canvas, oil, 90x70 cm, 2002


National Museum of Art,  Project "Art of Silk Road" 2002

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