Born May 20, 1954 in Kazakhstan. In 1975. graduated from the Faculty of Painting Alma-Ata Art College. NV. Gogol. In 1981. graduated from the Faculty of the Leningrad Institute of Graphic. I.E. Repin, workshop book graphics Professor G.D. Epifanova. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, laureate of various competitions of fine arts and art books. Member of more than 250 exhibitions held in Russia, CIS countries, USA, Germany, France, Britain, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Cuba, Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, SW. Korea, Italy and the Baltic countries. Illustrated more than 60 books and continues to work in the field of book and easel charts.
Personal exhibitions: 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. His works are in museums in Russia, CIS and Baltic countries, in numerous private collections in Russia and abroad. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Creativity Latif Kazbekova
poised on the border between the traditional figurative and abstract. Symbolic and mystical thinking and academic skills specific to the St. Petersburg art school connected with his inner freedom, inherent in the abstract painter. Magnificent connoisseur of nature, subtly feel the breath of the world around us, he, B TO same time, infinitely far from naturalism. Visual impression is always moving away from him in the background, giving place to the inner vision. Skillfully using a realistic means, . He creates a fictional universe, . in which recognizable realities - whether it is oddly mangled branches of the bush, . exotic fruit or a running wolf - appear to us in a transfigured form, . transformed into a generalized character,
. Moral basis of his art are experiencing the fate of nature, nostalgia for the lost harmony between man and his environment. The image of dry wood, often appearing in his semi abstract landscapes, is perceived as a sign of the internal anxiety that permeates the work of masters.
Lyricist and philosopher, he would sometimes do not shy away smiling and willing to be included in the game in St. Petersburg artistic bohemia, quite a peculiar sense of humor and penchant for hoaxes. Soft irony permeated by a series of his works devoted to friends - with the help of artists writers. This - not portraits of the ordinary sense of the word, and the characters, which are expressed by means of objects and characters that make up the complex semi abstract compositions. Latif Kazbekov
- versatile artist, who owns a variety of impeccable techniques and tools. His favorite material - paper. He is subtly aware of its delicate flesh, he likes to experiment with it, combining a mixed technique of drawing with special methods of study of texture.
Painter, graphic artist easel, watercolors and lithographs, he also is considered one of the most popular illustrators of children's books. Deep sincerity and inimitable sly humor combine in his illustrations, with excellent knowledge of anatomy and plastic animals. About seventy books of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Scandinavian, Japanese and Arabic tales brought him a number of honorary awards in Russia and abroad.
. Photo Latif Kazbekova