Usubaliev is a Kyrgyz painter who believes that art reveals the dreams, feelings, and
independent spirit hidden within man. Not only does his artwork speak volumes, so does
Bekten as a lecturer at the Kyrgyz State Art College, where he has taught since 1990.
Born in 1958, he graduated from the Kyrgyz
State Art College in 1981 and later earned a degree from the Repin Institute of
Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1989. He joined the
Artists' Union of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1991.
Bekten has shown his works in
numerous national and international exhibitions, including a group exhibition of young
artists in Almaty, Kazakhstan (1995); the second international biennale exhibition
"Dialogues" in St. Petersburg, Russia (1995); the 70th anniversary
celebration for Ch. Aitmatov in Brussels, Belgium (1997); an international exhibition in
Teheran, Iran (2000); and a solo show in Bishkek (2001).
His works can be seen at the
Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Art and in private collections throughout the CIS, USA,
Germany, Turkey, and Great Britain.
74 Timiryazev Street, Apartment 4
Studio: 3 Druzhba Steet
"TRAVELLING" Canvas, oil, 70x85 cm, 2001