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Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Shor Madonna. 1995. Oil on canvas. Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Shor Madonna. 1995. Oil on canvas. Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova
Lyubov Nikitovna Arbachakova (nee Tudegesheva) was born, so to speak, at the right time and right place. God giving talents, immediately noticed her, walked straight up to her and gave many – a gift of word, colors and scientific knowledge. All these generous gifts God has combined with the incredible gift of a great soul.
Lyubov Arbachakova – Shor painter and graphic artist, poet, scholar and researcher of Shor heroic epic, candidate of philological sciences, a member of the Union of Artists (2005) and the Union of Russian Writers (1997). She was born May 1, 1963 in the heart of Mountain Shoria: in a small Siberian village of Anzass (Kemerovo region) among amazingly beautiful and majestic mountain taiga. She will carefully and skillfully transfer these colors on her canvases. And these colors produce the expected, and still unexpected effect. According to art critics and viewers of her personal exhibitions, her paintings radiate some kind of extraordinary energy and heat.

Bear. 1995. Oil on canvas

Bear. 1995. Oil on canvas. Painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova. Kemerovo region, Russia

Her paintings have acquired private collectors from Russia, USA, Germany and Turkey. She illustrated the book “Shor language in pictures,” for which she received a diploma of the 1st degree (2002). In addition, she designed books of Shor poets: NE Belchegeshev, t. B. Tudegeshev and GV Kostochakov.

Painting by L. N. Arbachakova is valuable for its attitude. And it, like every attitude is bright and sunny. But it’s not just in colors that are bright and warm. And not only that objects are the images of mythological characters. And not in the fact that almost all of her pictures have a plot plot. As it turned out, they are like the parable in paint. In fact, all of this together is unheard vision and a sense of peace.

LN Arbachakova with her creativity refers to the origins of Shor culture (and not only!), because she herself is a resident of a completely different era, a connoisseur of other cultures, and finally, a woman who returns home.

Two. Canvas, oil. 1996

Two. Canvas, oil. 1996

The basic image-symbols of her paintings are central worldview in the traditional folklore of Turkic peoples of Southern Siberia (bear, bird, horse, deer, yurt, and the family tree). The function of these characters – to embody specially coded information that serves as a means of storing it, stockpiling, transferring, and enabling people to negotiate their collective activity goals. For example, the image of a bird as a symbol of the upper world, and at the same time a symbol of dreams, successfully accompanying mankind since ancient times, from the folklore of the Firebird to Bluebird by Maurice Maeterlinck.

We see in the works of Arbachakova the unity of fabulously mythological world. This is not the kingdom of men, and the kingdom of nature (although we feel the presence of man). Man is not the master of life, but a partaker of the natural process in a state of perfect harmony with it.

Ornamental and decorative works are perceived as a direct stream of consciousness, reflection on the archetype. Art of Arbachakova is ambiguous, it requires from the viewer an intuitive and emotional empathy. Because it is not so much the world of reality and fantasy world, as given to us in sensation, but the empirical world, the world of intimate confessional thoughts and feelings, colorful projection of the author painted on canvas.

Painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova