|Shavkat A. (Takvash) – an artist, writer, film director; Was born on 28 April. 1939 (1936 by passport) in Tashkent. In 1966 he ended the VGIK. Works by Shavkat are in the Tretyakovsky Gallery, in private collections of Russia, Europe, US (Nancy and Norton Dodge’s collection).|
If we paid heed to ourselves, we would start from wings not from wheel. Those who have been learning my pictures attentively always asked me one and the same question: Why in your multi- figural compositions everyone is by himself. When you paint, you do not think about it, but that’s true. That is neither bad, nor good. That’s fact. Every man is loner and everyone is someone by himself. And that’s exactly what I want to assert. Solitude is a sign of individuality and of being unclaimed as well. That’s why space of my paintings is definite space of existence, which is to be filled. There is the heaven and the earth, train moving away along the horizon line, taking my hopes off? Train, that underlined my solitude? I notice that in different times I am explaining my paintings differently. Depending on time, place, mood, whom I am speaking with, and what is he capable to perceive from depictive line of my art, what is he loaded with, what are his problems. There is the heaven and the earth, and between is a human and his play games.
I apply paint thoroughly and fill life space densely. That’ why you could look at them with scrutiny. If I keep hold of attention of spectator or listener (I would like to believe that in a sense my paintings are musical.) I get him involved in some space- between the heaven and the earth, , where live you and I, where human lives. I desire he follows my trace.